Dave Green

 

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Dave Green started on tea-chest bass in local skiffle groups before buying his first double bass at fifteen. Since turning professional in 1963, he has worked and recorded with numerous groups in all styles of jazz. His list of credits would fill a book, but to list some of the musicians his Jimmy Blanton inspired playing has accompanied is essential, even in this small biography: Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Ruby Braff, Billy Butterfield, Yank Lawson, Pee Wee Russell, Kenny Davern, Peter King, Benny Carter, Sonny Rollins, Buck Clayton, Capt. John Handy, Barry Harris, Bob Wilber, Roland Kirk, Brian Lemon, Sweets Edison, Martin Taylor, Ken Peplowski, Warren Vache, Dick Wellstood and George Van Eps. Add to this his tours with Charlie Watts Quintet to USA, Brazil and Japan, his being part of the Scott Hamilton Quartet for the last fifteen years and continuing to work with Alan Barnes, Henry Lowther, Gareth Williams and his own trio, and it’s easy to see why he has become one of the most respected bass players in the world.

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