Cecil McBee

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Cecil McBee

American post bop jazz bassist, one of the most influential in the history of jazzadd

Category: Music (655)

Born in 1935.

Countries: United States (79%), Michigan (14%), Japan (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Roy Haynes, Dinah Washington, George Avakian

Linked to: Arkadia Jazz




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Cecil McBee was born in 1935 add something


In 1959 he played with Dinah Washington, and in 1962 he moved to Detroit, where he worked with Paul Winter's folk-rock ensemble in 1963-1964. add something


Horace Arnold - In 1960 he became the drummer in a trio with Cecil McBee and Kirk Lightsey


Charles Lloyd (jazz musician) - Through 1966-1968 Lloyd led a quartet with pianist Keith Jarrett, bassist Cecil McBee , and drummer Jack DeJohnette, that producer George Avakian signed to a contract with Atlantic Records


Roy Brooks - His 1970 album "The Free Slave" featured Cecil McBee and Woody Shaw in early performances


Chico Freeman - The line-up on his 1981 album "Destiny's Dance" includes Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Hutcherson, Cecil McBee , with Freeman playing tenor saxophone and bass clarinet


Coy Tyner/Cecil McBee/Roy Haynes, Winner, Best instrumental performance, individual or group, Grammy Awards, 1988. add something


In the 2000s, McBee unsuccessfully sued a Japanese company that opened a chain of stores under his name add something


Beni (singer) - When the musical stopped touring in 2006, she began modeling as the face of Cecil McBee, one of the largest and most popular Japanese clothing lines that appeals to teenage and college girls


He was an artist in residence at Harvard from 2010 to 2011 add something