Born: June 11, 1956
Few musicians leave their audiences with a feeling that they have truly witnessed something amazing. Artist/Producer/Performer/Arranger/Innovator and Bassist - Jamaaladeen Tacuma does just that.
This native Philadelphian has always stretched the old mold of what and how a bassist is supposed to play. Tacuma has simply re-defined his instrument's artistic potential.
In the mid 70's, his creatively free approach to the bass caught the eye and ear of the legendary saxophonist Ornette Coleman. Tacuma became a member of Coleman's electric band, Prime Time, he toured with the group and played on some of Coleman's historic recordings such as: Dancing In Your Head, Body Meta, and Of Human Feelings....
AwardsParallle Culture Award Media Wave Festival 2009
For the Love of OrnetteJam All Productions
For The Love Of OrnetteJazzwerkstatt
Jamaaladeen Tacuma's Coltrane ConfigurationsJazzwerkstatt
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