Chris White (bassist)
July 6, 1936 |
New York City, US
|Occupations||Bass player, arranger, producer and teacher of music|
Chris White (born July 6, 1936 in New York) is an American jazz bassist.
White was an occasional member of Cecil Taylor's band in the 1950s, credited on the 1959 Love for Sale album. From 1960 to 1961 he accompanied Nina Simone; subsequently he was a member of Dizzy Gillespie's ensemble until 1966.
He later founded the band The Jazz Survivors and was a member of the band Prism. In addition to this, he collaborated with Billy Taylor, Eubie Blake, Earl Hines, Chick Corea, Teddy Wilson, Kenny Barron, Mary Lou Williams, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae und Billy Cobham.
- The Chris White Project (Muse) with Cassandra Wilson (vocals); Marvin Horne, Jimmy Ponder (guitar); Grachan Moncur III (trombone); Michael Raye (synthesizer); Steve Nelson (vibraphone); Keith Copeland (drums); Steve Kroon (percussion)
With Nina Simone
- Nina Simone at Newport (Colpix, 1960)
With Dizzy Gillespie
With Ramsey Lewis
- Barefoot Sunday Blues (Argo, 1963)
With James Moody
- Comin' On Strong (Argo, 1963)
With Lalo Schifrin
With Quincy Jones
- Big Band Bossa Nova (Mercury, 1962)