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Reggie Workman

Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: June 26, 1937    

Reggie Workman

Reggie Workman has long been one of the most technically gifted of all bassists, a brilliant player whose versatile style fits into both hard bop and very avant-garde settings. He played piano, tuba, and euphonium early on but settled on bass in the mid-'50s. After working regularly with Gigi Gryce (1958), Red Garland, and Roy Haynes, he was a member of the John Coltrane Quartet for much of 1961, participating in several important recordings and even appearing with Coltrane and Eric Dolphy on a half-hour West German television show that is currently available on video (The Coltrane Legacy). After Jimmy Garrison took his place with Coltrane, Workman became a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1962-1964) and was in the groups of Yusef Lateef (1964-65), Herbie Mann, and Thelonious Monk (1967). He recorded frequently in the 1960s (including many Blue Note dates and Archie Shepp's classic Four for Trane)....
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  • Cerebral Caverns

    Postcards
    1995
  • Summit Conference

    Postcards
    1994
  • The Works Of Workman

    Postcards
    1979

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Aug10 Armen Donelian, Marc Mommaas, Special Guest Reggie Workman
Hudson Opera House
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