Oscar Pettiford was an American jazz double bassist, cellist and composer. He was one of the earliest musicians to work in the bebop idiom.
|Born:||September 30, 1922, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States|
|Died:||September 08, 1960, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Genres:||Jazz, bebop, third stream|
|Instruments:||Double bass, cello|
|Labels:||Debut, Bethlehem, ABC Records|
|Associated acts:||Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Barnet, Earl Hines, Ben Webster, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Milt Jackson, Sonny Rollins, Art Tatum, Johnny Hodges, Kenny Dorham, Woody Herman|
|IMDb:||Oscar Pettiford’s IMDb|
About Oscar Pettiford
Bebop pioneer, composer, and one of the most often recorded jazz bassist bandleaders.
He started playing bass at the age of fourteen because he did not like how it was being played by other people and wanted to revolutionize it.
He was also known for his use of cellos as a solo jazz instrument, due to an experiment he performed while trying to play with a broken arm.
He was survived by his wife and three children.
He and Dizzy Gillespie led a bebop group together in 1943.
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- Bebop double-bassists
- American jazz cellists
- Native American musicians
- Duke Ellington Orchestra members
- 20th-century double-bassists
- African-American jazz musicians
- American jazz double-bassists
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