AVERY SHARPE

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Avery Sharpe (born August 23, 1954) is an American jazz double-bassist. Sharpe began playing piano at age eight and also studied accordion in his youth. He learned both electric and acoustic bass as a teenager, then studied with Reggie Workman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He played with Wynton Marsalis and Pat Metheny before joining McCoy Tyner's sextet; from 1984 through 2002 he played with Tyner's trio. He has also played as a sideman with Archie Shepp, Yusef Lateef, Ricky Ford, Joe Ford, and others. As a leader, he has release on Sunnyside Records, and several albums on his own label, JKNM. Although not as well known as Ron Carter or Christian McBride, he is remarkably versatile as a bassist. A switch-hitter on bass guitar and upright bass, his humming-and-bowing, à la Slam Stewart, as well as his chord work on stand-up bass make quite an impression when seeing and hearing read more...
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AVERY SHARPE Unspoken Words album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unspoken Words
Fusion 1988
AVERY SHARPE Extended Family album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Extended Family
Hard Bop 1994
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Extended Family II
Fusion 1995
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Extended Family III
Fusion 2001
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Dragon Fly
RnB 2004
AVERY SHARPE Epic Ebony Journey album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Epic Ebony Journey
Hard Bop 2005
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Legends & Mentors
Post Bop 2008
AVERY SHARPE Autumn Moonlight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Autumn Moonlight
Post Bop 2009
AVERY SHARPE Running Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Running Man
Post Bop 2011
AVERY SHARPE Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman
Hard Bop 2012
AVERY SHARPE 400 : An African American Musical Portrait album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
400 : An African American Musical Portrait
Progressive Big Band 2019

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Hard Bop 2010

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