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Cecil McBee


A masterful bassist with an authoritative sound and a thoughtful but adventurous style, Cecil McBee uplifts every session he is on. [.....] Relocating to New York in 1964, McBee worked and recorded with many top advanced players including Jackie McLean, Wayne Shorter, Charles Tolliver, the Charles Lloyd Quartet (1966), Yusef Lateef, Sam Rivers, Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, Abdullah Ibrahim, Sonny Rollins and Chico Freeman among many others. Among his associations in the 1980s were McCoy Tyner, James Newton, Joanne Brackeen and (from 1984) the Leaders. Cecil McBee has led his own sessions for Strata East (1974), Enja, India Navigation and Palmetto. -- Scott Yanow, All-Music Guide

In 1973, Cecil collaborated with Artie Webb, Norman Connors, Dee Dee "Bad For Me" Bridgewater, Eddie Henderson, Herbie Hancock on 'Dark Of Light' on Buddah rds

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