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Jimmy Haslip

Primary Instrument: Bass, electric

Born: December 31, 1951    

Jimmy Haslip grew up in a rich musical environment. As a youth, he listened to Latin and salsa music around the house, including such Latin music icons as Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Machito, Ray Barretto, Celia Cruz and Eddie Palmieri, to name a few. In addition to learing various Latin dances from his parents, Jimmy learned how to play a lot of basic Latin rhythms on the different percussion instruments that they had around the house. He learned to play authentically on the claves, maracas, cowbell, bongos and the guido, which gave him that keen sense of time and rhythm that surfaces in his bass playing today....
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    Nightfall

    Self Produced
    2011
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    Nightfall

    HighNote
    2010
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    Red Heat

    Unitone Recordings
    2000
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    Arc

    HighNote
    1993
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