Gayle's Groove – Mickey Bass
This is a brassy swing with a laid-back vibe. Simple and satisfying.
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- Recording: Hank Mobley - Thinking Of Home
- Recorded on: July 31, 1970
- Label: Blue Note (LT 1045)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Woody Shaw
- Tenor Sax - Hank Mobley
- Piano - Cedar Walton
- Bass - Mickey Bass
- Drums - Leroy Williams
In 1963, seven years before this recording, Mickey moved to NYC from Pennsylvania. One of his first big "breaks" was playing with Hank Mobley at the famous Hotel Theresa in Harlem. His first recordings were with pianist Bobby Timmons (1965 and 1966) and then with trumpeter Lee Morgan (1968). On the session featured here, Mickey recorded with Hank Mobley , and also, for the first time, with Woody Shaw and Cedar Walton, two artists he would later rejoin as members of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. With the Messengers, Mickey recorded two Prestige albums in 1973. They included two Mickey Bass arrangements (A Chant For Bu and One For Trane). Both combo arrangements are available from MusicDispatch.com. Full details are on secondfloormusic.com.
Gayle's Groove was Mickey's first recorded composition.
born on May 2, 1943
Born Lee Odiss Bass III, Mickey Bass is an American bassist, composer, arranger, music educator and producer. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA. His grandmother, a minstrel show performer, taught Mickey and his cousins Barbershop Harmony, a great start to a life in music. Read more...