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Bob Cranshaw

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The bass exact carbon copy of a practiced saxophone veteran who was simply never a huge but was well respected for consistent superiority, Bob Cranshaw worked steadily with several top jazz music artists. Despite using a light firmness, Cranshaw’s timing, musical understanding, and versatility had been featured within an impressive selection of documenting sessions and trips from the past due ’50s. Cranshaw performed piano and drums before switching to bass and tuba in senior high school. He was a founding person in Walter Perkins’ MJT +3 music group in 1957. Cranshaw visited New York using the group in 1960 and became a member of Sonny Rollins if they disbanded in 1962. He also caused Duke Pearson’s little organizations and big music group. Cranshaw began a parallel profession in tv, and was known for his years on Sesame Road. He also worked well in theatre orchestras, but jazz times were abundant; Cranshaw used Lee Morgan, Wes Montgomery, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, Horace Metallic, McCoy Tyner, Thelonious Monk, Jimmy Heath, Wayne Moody, and Friend Rich, in addition to toured with George Shearing, Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, and Oscar Peterson. Cranshaw extended his repertory and added electrical bass within the ’70s. He worked well regularly with Rollins within the ’80s and ’90s. Cranshaw experienced no albums like a innovator available through the digital age group, but could be noticed on numerous times by Rollins, McCoy Tyner, as well as the MJT + 3, amongst others. He passed away of malignancy at his house in Manhattan in November 2016 at age 83.

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Full Name Bob Cranshaw
Died November 2, 2016, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Bassist
Nationality American
Music Songs Superhuman, Burn the Money, Tearing Us Apart, Out of the Dark, Before the Storm, Destroy Me, Non-Believer, When Will We Be Free?, You Are II, The Runner and the Fighter, Grave Digger, Sleepless Rest, Blue Isla, I Know I, Forever III, Keep Learning, Haig & Haig, Knowledge Is Power, The Gold Was Never There, Prison Pains &, Take Me Home, Blood and Water, Breathe, Mr Spaceman, Deliverance, Frail Futures, The Young Lions: Fat Lady, Better World, Seeds of Sin, Blue Heaven, A Man With A Mission, Headspace
Albums The Young Lions, The Cisco Kid


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Actor

Actor

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Saturday Night Live 1975-1979 TV Series Extra / Band Member (segment 'Joe Cocker')

Music Department

Music Department

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The Dick Cavett Show 1986 TV Series musical director - 1 episode
The Dick Cavett Show 1986 TV Series music producer - 1 episode
Savages 1972 musician: bass

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

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The Bridges of Madison County 1995 performer: "This Is Always", "It's A Wonderful World"

Thanks

Thanks

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Mr. Mike's Mondo Video 1979 special thanks

Self

Self

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Sonny Rollins Beyond the Notes 2014 Documentary Himself
Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photography of Milt Hinton 2003 Documentary Himself
Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1986 TV Series Himself - Musician
Saturday Night Live 1975-1978 TV Series Himself / Himself - Howard Shore and His Bee Band / Himself - Howard Shore and His Band of Angels / ...

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