HARRY BABASIN

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Nicknamed "the Bear" because of his imposing presence and the way he clawed at his instrument, Harry Babasin was a heavy presence as a creative and innovative bassist. He was also the first to record jazz solos on the cello in 1947. He has also been credited with being among the first jazz players to work in the Brazilian bossa nova style, and being one of the only bassists of his generation to become a bandleader. Some of the others who did, however, left even bigger footprints than the Bear may have, especially Charles Mingus. Like Mingus, Babasin was also a highly regarded record producer of his own short-lived jazz label. He was a Texan by birth and the son of an Armenian dentist and a Texas school music teacher. He studied many different instruments before focusing on the bass. He went to North Texas State University, contributing to this read more...
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HARRY BABASIN Harry Babasin and the Jazz Pickers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Harry Babasin and the Jazz Pickers
Cool Jazz 1957
HARRY BABASIN The Jazzpickers ‎– For Moderns Only album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jazzpickers ‎– For Moderns Only
Cool Jazz 1957
HARRY BABASIN The Jazzpickers Featuring Red Norvo : Command Performance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jazzpickers Featuring Red Norvo : Command Performance
Cool Jazz 1958
HARRY BABASIN Harry Babasin & Terry Gibbs : Pick N' Pat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Harry Babasin & Terry Gibbs : Pick N' Pat
Cool Jazz 1963

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HARRY BABASIN Jazz in Hollywood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz in Hollywood
Cool Jazz 1998

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