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Cornelius Bumpus


Best known because the Doobie Brothers’ saxophone participant from 1979-1982 (and once again in 1989-1990 and 1995), Cornelius Bumpus found the group after stints with Bobby Freeman along with a re-formed Moby Grape. Bumpus initial struck from his own being a documenting artist following the Doobies’ break up in 1982, launching A Clear Watch later that calendar year. Beacon implemented in 1984, and Bumpus returned towards the familiar function of sideman and program musician. Bumpus transferred from SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA to NY in 1986, and continued to try out with serves as different as Boz Scaggs, fusion superstar Jeff Lorber, and nation vocalist Lacy J. Dalton. In 1993, Bumpus became a member of a reunited Steely Dan, with whom he gigged in to the brand-new millennium. Additionally, Bumpus released his initial smooth-jazz record Known Reality in 2000.

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Full Name Cornelius Bumpus
Died February 3, 2004, United States of America
Nationality American
Music Groups The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Moby Grape
Music Songs The Doctor, Real Love, Dangerous, Need a Little Taste of Love, Take Me to the Highway, Keep This Train A-Rollin', Slack Key Soquel Rag, One Step Closer
Albums One Step Closer, Two Against Nature, Alive in America, Everything Must Go, Moby Grape Live, Moby Grape, Wow/Grape Jam, Live Grape, 20 Granite Creek, Truly Fine Citizen, Cycles, Legendary Grape, Citizen Steely Dan, Best of The Doobies Volume II, The Best of Steely Dan: Then and Now, Vintage: The Very Best of Moby Grape, Moby Grape '69, Plush TV Jazz-Rock Party, Moby Grape '84, Known Fact, Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972–1980, Listen My Friends! The Best of Moby Grape

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1 Former sax player/vocalist for The Doobie Brothers.
2 Firner sax player for Steely Dan.



Doobie Brothers: Live at the Greek Theatre 1982 TV Special Herself (as The Doobie Brothers)

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