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Although he became associated for a time with the M-Base musicians, Lonnie Plaxico has been a very flexible bassist throughout his career. Early on he played with Chet Baker, Sonny Stitt, and Junior Cook. After spending time in Wynton Marsalis' band (1982), Plaxico worked with Dexter Gordon and Hank Jones before joining Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the mid-'80s. He recorded with Dizzy Gillespie and David Murray, and led his own sessions for Muse in the late '80s and early '90s. Lonnie Plaxico has also performed with everyone from Steve Coleman and Greg Osby to Bud Shank, Cassandra Wilson, and Don Byron. ~ Scott Yanow