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John Heard

Born: July 3, 1938    Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

John Heard

John Heard has worked almost constantly in the jazz world, for over four decades appearing on over 150 albums and working with Benny Carter, Rashan Roland Kirk, Hampton Hawes, Tete Montoliu, Oscar Peterson, Wes Montgomery, Cal Tjader, Willie Bobo, the Gerald Wilson Big Band, Freddie Hubbard, Count Basie, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Milt Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Ahmad Jamal, Kenny Burrell, the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabakin Big Band, the Louis Bellson Big Band, Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, Art Pepper, George Cables, Harold Land, Frank Morgan, Dexter Gordon, Pharaoh Sanders and others.

John is an accomplished jazz bassist and visual artist whose works display a mastery of form and improvisation....
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John Heard's Discography


1968
I've Got A Right To Sing
Richanrd Boone
1969
Canteloupe Island
Jean-Luc Ponty
1969
Experience
Jean-Luc Ponty
1969
Live at Donte's
Jean-Luc Ponty
1969
Save the Country
George Duke

1972
Dream Dancing
Ella Fitzgerald
1972
Golden Years
[Pablo]
Count Basie
1972
Maestro
Moacir Santos
1973
Canyon Lady
Joe Henderson
1973
Tambu
Cal Tjader with Charlie Byrd
1974
Basie and Friends
Count Basie
1974
Bridge into the New Age
Azar Lawrence
1974
Faces in Reflection
George Duke
1974
Feel
George Duke
1974
Saudade
Moacir Santos
1975
Basie & Zoot
Count Basie/Zoot Sims
1975
Identity
Airto Moreira
1976
Basie Jam #3
Count Basie
1976
Basie Jam 2
Count Basie
1976
Edison's Lights
Harry Edison
1976
Hard Candy
Ned Doheny
1976
Tenor Gladness
Lew Tabackin & Warne Marsh
1977
Kansas City 5
Count Basie
1977
Rites of Pan
Lew Tabackin
1977
Satch and Josh.....Again
Count Basie with Oscar Peterson
1977
Sunshine Rock
Louis Bellson with Explosion Orchestra
1978
Ballads by Four
Various Artists
1978
Birds & Monks
Various Artists
1978
Just Friends
Zoot Sims with Harry "Sweets"Edison
1978
London Concert
Oscar Peterson
1978
Night Rider
Count Basie with Oscar Peterson
1978
Peace
Ira Sullivan
1978
Timekeepers
Count Basie with Oscar Peterson
1978
Yes sir, That's My Baby
Count Basie with Oscar Peterson
1979
Hollywood All-Star Sessions
Art Pepper
1979
L.A. Bound
Nick Brignola Quintet
1979
Live at Ronnie Scott's
Louie Bellson
1979
Margo's Theme
Jack Wilson
1979
Moon and Sand
Kenny Burrell
1979
One
Ahmad Jamal
1979
Passion Flower
Zoot Sims
1979
Side Track
Louis Bellson
1979
Silent Partner
Oscar Peterson
1979
Sumi-E
Toshiko Akiyoshi With Lew Tabackin
1979
Swinger
Zoot Sims
1979
Atlas Blues
Sonny Stitt-Art Pepper

1980
Sideman
Art Pepper
1980
Blue Balkan
Larry Vuckovich
1980
Catalonian Nights, Vol. 1
Tete Montoliu
1980
Catalonian Nights, Vol. 2
Tete Montoliu
1980
Just Friends
John Haley Sims
1980
Kansas City, Vol. 7
Count Basie
1981
California Doings
Dick Cary
1981
I Want a Little Girl
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
1981
Live at Otter Crest
Gene Harris
1981
Xocia's Dance (Sue-Sha's Dance)
Harold Land
1981
Yes, the Blues
Clark Terry
1982
Heart Is a Melody
Pharoah Sanders
1982
Jazz at the Philharmonic
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis with Harry "Sweets
1982
Kid's Got Ears
Lou Levy
1982
One on One
Mike Campbell
1982
Street of Dreams
Ross Tompkins
1983
Back to Back
John Heard/Tom Ranier/Ferguson
1983
Claude Reigns
Claude Williamson
1983
Introducing Roger Neumann's Rather Large Band
Roger Neumann
1983
Mostly Blues...and Some Others
Count Basie w/ Kansas City Septet
1984
Blues & Other Happy Moments
Barone Brothers
1984
Carmina
Tete Montoliu
1984
Inside Out
Bob Summers Quintet
1984
This Is My Lucky Day
Madeline Vergari
1984
Vibe Wise
Bobby Hutcherson
1985
Color Schemes
Bobby Hutcherson
1985
I Just Wanna Sing
Joe Williams
1985
Phantom of the City
George Cables
1986
Birds and Ballads
Various Artists
1986
Serious Swingers
Bud Shank and the Bill Perkins Quintet
1986
Ties of Love
Buddy Montgomery
1987
By George
George Cables
1987
Live at Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase
Louie Bellson
1987
Quiet Fire
Frank Morgan with Bud Shank Quintet
1988
Song for a Blue Planet
Loren Pickford

1990
Best of Louie Bellson
Louis Bellson
1991
Gems of Jazz: All Star Jazz Artists
Various Artists
1991
Make Your Own Fun
Gary Foster
1991
Plays the Music of Elmo Hope
Paul Moer
1992
Bird Lives!
Various Artists
1992
Chicago Revisited: Live at Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase
Ahmad Jamal
1992
Landmarks
Bobby Hutcherson
1992
Live at the Jazz Showcase
Louis Bellson Quartet
1993
Jean-Luc Ponty with the George Duke Trio
Jean-Luc Ponty
1994
Collaboration Kenny Burrell/LaMont Johnson
1994
Cool Cool Blue
Louis Bellson Small Band
1994
Easy Chair Jazz
Mike Campbell
1994
Jazz Showcase
Various Artists
1995
Gran Señor from Catalonia
Tete Montoliu
1995
Live at 14 Below: Coastin' Home
Mick Taylor
1995
Songbook
Benny Carter
1996
Air Bellson
Louie Bellson's Magic 7
1996
Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
Count Basie with New York Voices
1997
Ballads by Five
Various Artists
1997
Cole Porter Songbook [Concord]
Cole Porter
1997
Groovy, Vol. 2: A Collection of Rare Jazzy Club Track
Various Artists
1997
Jazz Giants Play Hoagy Carmichael: Stardust
Various Artists
1997
Jazz Giants Play Irving Berlin: Soft Lights and Sweet
Various Artists
1998
Benny Carter & The Jazz Giants
Benny Carter
1998
Catalonian Nights, Vol. 3
Tete Montoliu/John Heard/Albert Tootie H
1998
Jazz for the Quiet Times
[32 Jazz]
Various Artists
1998
Jazz Giants Play Harold Arlen: Blues in the Night
Various Artists
1998
Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hart: Blue Moon
Various Artists
1998
Live at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
Lionel Hampton & His Big Band
1998
Straight Blues
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
1999
Between or Beyond the Black Forest
Various Artists
1999
Brazilian Horizons, Vol. 2
Various Artists
1999
Lester Chambers
Lester Chambers
1999
Playing Our Songs
Dave Brubeck
1999
Trip to Brazil, Vol. 2: Bossa & Beyond
Various Artists
1999
You May Never Know
Diane Witherspoon

2000
Between or Beyond the Black Forest: MPS Classics, Vol
Various Artists
2000
Incontournables
Count Basie
2000
Incontournables
Clark Terry
2000
Jazz Bar: Fine & Mellow
Various Artists
2000
Trip to Brazil: Bossa Nova & Beyond
[Double LP]
Various Artists
2001
Amazing Dick Cary/California Doings
Dick Cary
2001
Best of the Pacific Jazz Years
Jean-Luc Ponty
2001
Blue Capers
Doug MacDonald
2001
Gourmet Music Deluxe: Brazil
Various Artists
2001
Stormy Monday Blues
Kenny Burrell
2001
Strike When Your Iron Is Hot
David Basse
2001
Unsung Cat: The Life and Music of Warne Marsh
Warne Marsh
2002
Art Standards
Art Pepper/The Hollywood All-Stars
2002
Basie & Zoot
[Japan Import]
Basie Count/Zoot Sims
2002
Blue Balkan: Then & Now
Larry Vuckovich
2002
Brazilian Flavour, Vol. 2
Various Artists
2002
Lionel Hampton and His Big Band Live at the John Anso
Lionel Hampton
2002
Pablo Sampler
Various Artists
2002
Signature Songs
Various Artists
2002
Stolen Moments: Tin Tin Deo/Moon and Sand
Kenny Burrell
2003
Dimensions: A Compendium of the Pablo Years
Oscar Peterson
2003
J.J. Johnson Memorial Album
Various Artists
2003
Maiden Voyage
Kellee Patterson
2004
Brazilian Flavour
[2 Disc]
Various Artists
2004
L.A. After Dark
Diane Witherspoon
2005
Anthology: You've Got to Have Freedom
Pharoah Sanders
2005
Ballad Essentials
Kenny Burrell
2005
Blue Voices: The Finest in Swingin' Jazz Ballads, Vol
Various Artists
2005
Catching Tales
[Deluxe Edition Bonus DVD]
Jamie Cullum
2006
Lilith: The Rock Opera
Thomas Kugler
2006
Jazz Composer’s Songbook
John Heard & Co.
2006
Milestone Profiles
Joe Henderson

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