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Biography

Born: September 30, 1922 in Okmulgee, OK

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s

Oscar Pettiford was (along with Charles Mingus) the top bassist of the 1945-1960 period, and the successor to the late Jimmy Blanton. In addition, he was the first major jazz soloist on the cello. A bop pioneer, it would have been very interesting to hear what Pettiford would have done during the avant-garde '60s if he had not died unexpectedly in 1960. After starting on piano, Pettiford switched to bass when he was 14 and played in a family band. He played with Charlie Barnet's band in 1942 as one...
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Quartet, Quintet & Sextet - In a Cello Mood, Oscar Pettiford
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Bop
  • Released: Jul 31, 2007

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