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Stafford James

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A gifted and versatile bassist, Stafford James has played bebop, really difficult bop, totally free, and R&B material since emerging in the later ’60s dealing with Monty Alexander, Albert Ayler, and Sun Ra. He’s similarly able on acoustic or electrical, and it has supported both jazz and R&B performers. Adam studied on the Chicago Conservatory and Mannes University in the past due ’60s and early ’70s. Pursuing his stints with Alexander, Ayler, and Ra, he used Melba Moore, Roy Ayers, Garry Bartz, Rashied Ali, Betty Carter, Artwork Blakey, Al Haig, Barry Harris, Andrew Hill, Andrew Cyrille, and Chico Hamiliton at several points through the early and middle-’70s. Adam made an appearance with Bartz on the Montreux Jazz Celebration. He caused Dexter Gordon and Woody Shaw in the past due ’70s in addition to John Scofield. Adam reunited with Shaw in the first ’80s, then used Philly Joe Jones and Dameronia, Glide Hampton, Cecil Payne, and Jimmy Heath. He also documented as a head from the middle-’70s with the ’80s, proceeding quartets, quintets, a trio, along with a string and percussion ensemble. Adam has documented for Horo (Italy) and Crimson, a subsidiary of Dark Saint/Soul Be aware, and he is able to be noticed on reissues by Ayler, Shaw, among others.

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Date Of Birth April 24, 1946
Education University of Chicago
Music Songs Selena's Dance, Blue Bossa, Fee Fi Fo Fum, There is no greater Love, Body and Soul, Stella by Starlight, My funny Valentine, In a sentimental mood, Sashianova
Albums Selena's Dance, Volume 9: Woody Shaw


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