Oscar Pettiford

Biographie Oscar Pettiford

Oscar Pettiford is coined one of the top bassits of the 1945-1960 period, the first major soloist on the cello, successor to Jimmy Blanton and part of the first bop band to be heard on 52nd street in New York if that’s any indication of what you can expect from Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet.

Starting with the strength on the opening chorus of Sextette, the bright piano flashes in Cable Car, and the tasty brushwork by drummer Ron Jefferson in Rides Again, the width of Oscar Pettiford & the Quintet’s talent is limitless.

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