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Bob Magnusson

A high jazz and studio room bassist, Bob Magnusson spent some time working with virtually everyone in contemporary jazz. The child of the clarinetist who used the NORTH PARK Symphony, Magnusson analyzed French horn for 12 years before switching to bass in 1967. His skill and sound created rapidly, touring with Friend Rich’s Orchestra by 1968, using the NORTH PARK Symphony and having two stints with Sarah Vaughan (1971-72 and 1975-76). Magnusson, who is a studio room musician for many years, was area of the co-op group Street Work Forward from 1979-82. He offers documented with John Klemmer (Nexus), Artwork Pepper, Benny Golson, Joe Farrell, Linda Ronstadt (with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra), Bud Shank, Laurindo Almeida and Shorty Rogers, amongst others. Counting the street Work Ahead tasks, Magnusson offers led record times for Finding in 1979, 1980 and 1984, and Tendency in 1982.

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