All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Scott Colley

Scott Colley

Scott Colley’s stature as a leading bassist in the field of improvised music is well known, and easily measured. He’s been called “one of the leading bassists of our postbop era, and a composer-bandleader of quietly serious resolve” by The New York Times, while musical colleagues, like saxophonist Joshua Redman, praise him for being “one of the most musical bassists playing today. To me, he seems to have…this natural, intuitive, empathic sense of how to bring the most out of the other musicians and the music he’s playing.”

Colley, a three time Grammy nominee, has performed on over 200 recordings, eight of those as bandleader and composer. He is a first-call sideman, as renowned for his role in groups led by well-known headliners—John Scofield, Herbie Hancock, Chris Potter, many others—as he is for being part of all-star projects like “Still Dreaming” with Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, and Brian Blade; and “Steel House” with Edward Simon and Brian Blade.

Read more
Interviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

95 Photos View in Slideshow

Events

Date Time Detail Price
Jun29Fri 6:00 pm 6:00 pm
Joshua Redman
Ohio Theatre - Playhouse Square
Cleveland, OH
$15-40

Discography

Seven

Seven

ArtistShare
2017

buy
Empire

Empire

CAM Jazz
2011

buy
Empire

Empire

CAM Jazz
2010

buy
Initial Wisdom

Initial Wisdom

Palmetto Records
2002

buy

Similar

Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius
bass, electric
Paul Chambers Paul Chambers
bass, acoustic
Charlie Haden Charlie Haden
bass, acoustic
Jaleel Shaw Jaleel Shaw
sax, alto
Donny McCaslin Donny McCaslin
saxophone
Paul Bley Paul Bley
piano
Jerome Sabbagh Jerome Sabbagh
saxophone