STAFFORD JAMES

Progressive Big Band / Avant-Garde Jazz • United States
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A gifted and versatile bassist, Stafford James has played bebop, hard bop, free, and R&B material since emerging in the late '60s working with Monty Alexander, Albert Ayler, and Sun Ra. He's equally capable on acoustic or electric, and has backed both jazz and R&B singers. James studied at the Chicago Conservatory and Mannes College in the late '60s and early '70s. Following his stints with Alexander, Ayler, and Ra, he played with Melba Moore, Roy Ayers, Garry Bartz, Rashied Ali, Betty Carter, Art Blakey, Al Haig, Barry Harris, Andrew Hill, Andrew Cyrille, and Chico Hamiliton at various points during the early and mid-'70s. James appeared with Bartz at the Montreux Jazz Festival. He worked with Dexter Gordon and Woody Shaw in the late '70s as well as John Scofield. James reunited with Shaw in the early '80s, then played with Philly Joe Jones and Dameronia, Slide Hampton, Cecil Payne, read more...
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STAFFORD JAMES Jazz A Confronto 26 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz A Confronto 26
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
STAFFORD JAMES Stafford James Ensemble album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stafford James Ensemble
Progressive Big Band 1979

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