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Ed Bennett

Born: December 19, 1951    Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Ed Bennett

Ed Bennett has long been considered one of the West Coast's premiere string bass players. Currently living in Portland, Oregon since 1990, Ed's work has taken him virtually everywhere in the world. He has worked with, toured internationally, or recorded with many legendary jazz figures, including: Dizzy Gillespie, Curtis Fuller, Terell Stafford, Claudio Roditi, Jeremy Pelt, Joe Henderson, Sonny Stitt, Benny Golson, Frank Morgan, Richie Cole, Pete Christlieb, Bud Shank, Charles McPherson, Hadley Caliman, Bobby Watson, Pete Jolly, Don Abney, Joe Albany, James Williams, Mike Wofford, Pete Malinverni, Bill Mays, Dick Berk, Larance Marable, Joey Baron, Chuck Redd, Carmen McRae, Bill Henderson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Anita O'Day, Ernistine Anderson, Marlena Shaw, Nancy King, Karrin Allyson, Mary Stallings, Dee Daniels, The Modernaires, Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabakin Big Band and the Gerald Wilson Orchestra....
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“Ed Bennett is one of those powerhouse players whose virtuosity inspires the other participants on the bandstand to give it all they've got”. GEORGE FENDEL / JAZZSCENE PORTLAND, OR
As Leader: "Ed Bennett Trio" / Kent Glenn-piano, Jack Ranelli-drums / Vision Records VR-2001 (1987) "Blues For Hamp" / Kent Glenn-piano, Dick Berk-drums / Saphu Records SCD-0015 (1993) "In Season" / Paul Mazzio-trpt. & flugelhorn, Lee Wuthenow-tenor sax, Steve Christofferson-piano, Ron Steen-drums / Saphu Records SCD-0016 (1994) "Tourology" / Warren Rand-alto sax, Tom Hill-trombone, Steve Christofferson-piano, Tony Jefferson-drums / Saphu Records SCD-0018 (1997) "En Route" / Paul Mazzio-trumpet/flugelhorn, Scott Hall-tenor/soprano sax, Dan Gaynor-piano, Todd Strait-drums / Saphu Records SCD-0032 (2010) As Sideman: "Carmen McRae at the Great American Music Hall" / Carmen McRae-vocals, Dizzy Gillespie-trpt, Marshall Otwell-piano, Joey Baron-drums / Bluenote BN-LA709-H2 (1976) "Blue Note at The Roxy" / Carmen McRae-vocals, Marshall Otwell-piano, Joey Baron-drums / Bluenote BN-LA663-J2 (1977) "Tanucki's Night Out" / Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band / Jazz America Marketing JAM-006 (1981) "Blew Year's Proposition" Keith Barry / Keith Barry-viola, John Keyser-guitar, Dave Weinstock-drums / Saphu Records SCD-0017 (1995) "In Concert" Kelly Broadway / Kelly Broadway-vocals, Randy Porter-piano, Mel Brown-drums, Dan Faehnle-guitar, Paul Mazzio-Trpt & Flugelhorn / Pillar Productions PPCD-9501 (1995) "My Ideal" Dan Faehnle / Dan Faehnle-guitar, Tony Pacini, Larry Fuller, Tom Grant-piano, Mel Brown-drums, Bobby Torres, Curtis Craft-percussion / Pillar Productions PPCD-9605 (1996) "Victoria Corrigan" / Victoria Corrigan-vocals, Randy Porter,Peter Boe,Janice Scroggins-piano, Ralph Pritikin-guitar, Jeff Uusitalo-trombone, Donny Osborne, Carlton Jackson-drums / (1996) "Dreamer" Phil Goldberg Quintet/ Phil Goldberg-piano, Paul Mazzio-flugelhorn, Lee Wuthenow-tenor sax, Tony Jefferson-drums / Tema Productions TPCD-02 (1997) "Art Attack" / Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band / AYA Records AYACD-19602 (1998) "I'll Close My Eyes" Tony Pacini Trio / Tony Pacini-piano, Tim Rap-drums / Saphu Records SCD-0019 (2000) "Carmen McRae at Ratso's", Vol. 1 / Carmen McRae-vocals, Marshall Otwell-piano, Joey Baron-drums / Hitchcock Media Records CD-0808 V1 (2002) "Carmen McRae at Ratso's", Vol. 2 / Carmen McRae-vocals, Marshall Otwell-piano, Joey Baron-drums / Hitchcock Media Records CD-0809 V1 (2002) "Ohio Lunch" Dan Faehnle / Dan Faehnle-guitar, Steve Christofferson, Jof Lee-piano, Ron Steen, Mel Brown-drums, John Stowell-guitar / Heavywood HW7884J (2003) "We'll Be Together Again" Kay James - Richard Applegate / Kay James-vocals, Richard Applegate-piano, / Kalapooya Productions KP1001 (2003) "Warriors" Richard Applegate / Richard Applegate-piano, Dick Berk-drums / Kalapooya Productions KP1002 (2004) "Something To Live For" Mia Nicholson / Mia Nicholson-vocals, Steve Christofferson-piano & Melodica, Jerry Hahn-guitar, Eddie Parente-5/string violin, David Evans-tenor sax, Reinhardt Melz, Ron Steen-drums, Bobby Torres-drums / Mia Culpa Music (2005) "Girl Talk" Mel Brown Quartet / Dan Balmer-guitar, Tony Pacini-piano, Mel Brown-drums / Saphu Records SCD-0021 (2005) "Live: An Evening With The Mel Brown Quartet" / Dan Balmer-guitar, Tony Pacini-piano, Mel Brown-drums / Saphu Records SCD-0023 (2006) "Tony Pacini Trio Live At Jimmy Mak's" / Tony Pacini-piano, Tim Rap-drums / Saphu Records SCD-0025 (2007) "This is Carolyn Joyce" / Carolyn Joyce-vocals, Tony Pacini-piano, Tim Rap-drums / Saphu Records SCD-0024 (2007) "Compasino" John Keyser / John Keyser-guitar, Tony Pacini-piano, Dick Berk-drums / Saphu Records SCD-0027 (2007) "Starting Here, Starting Now" Shirley Nanette / Shirley Nanette-vocals; Dan Balmer-guitar, Tony Pacini, Brian Ward-piano, Ed Bennett-bass; Mel Brown-drums / KMHD A Broadcast Serivice of MHCC KMHD-0003 (2008) "Shaken Awake" Johnny Martin / Johnny Martin-vocals/percussion, Dave Evans-tenor sax/clarinet, Tim Wilcox-alto/tenor sax, Steve Christofferson, Tony Pacini-piano, Mark Griffith-drums / Warning Voice Music WVM908 (2011) "Bass 10" Mark Simon / Mark Simon-piano / Ed Bennett, Bill Athens, Dennis Caiazza, Phil Baker, Tim Gilson, Leah Hindcliff, Scott Steed, Dave Captein, Dan Schulte, Glen Moore-bass / Saphu Records SCD-0033 (2012)

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