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Scott LaFaro

Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: April 3, 1936 | Died: July 6, 1961    

Rocco Scott LaFaro (1936-1961) was a musician of the first order, who found his 'voice' in jazz in the mid-1950s. His played the double bass violin, better known today as the acoustic bass to differentiate this instrument from the electric (or electronic) bass. His life was cut short in an automobile accident in the summer of 1961 near Geneva, New York, his home town. Although he performed for only six years (1955-1961), his innovative approach to the bass astounded his contemporaries, and to this day his recorded performances continue to surprise and delight.

Those who have found the Bill Evans Jazz Resource on the Internet know of the profound interplay among Paul Motian, Scott LaFaro and Bill Evans in a jazz trio that for many musicians to this day remains a model of sonority, complexity, and swing. Scott LaFaro's bass playing 'alchemy' (to borrow from an Ornette Coleman recording on which LaFaro performed) propelled Bill Evans to meet the artistic challenge of balance in a jazz trio....
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Source: Charles A. Ralston

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    Pieces of Jade

    Resonance Records
    2010
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    Pieces Of Jade

    Resonance Records
    2009
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Resonance Records (2009)
”His approach to the bass...it was a beautiful thing to see...He was a constant inspiration.” —Bill Evans
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