Eldee Young

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Eldee Young (born January 7, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois - died February 12, 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand from a heart attack) was a jazz double-bass and cello player who performed in the cool jazz, post bop and rhythm and blues mediums.

Young started playing upright bass at the age of thirteen. He was helped by his eldest brother who played guitar. He joined the Ramsey Lewis Trio in 1955. After a decade together he split along with bandmate, Isaac 'Red' Holt to form the Young-Holt Trio. They changed their name to Young-Holt Unlimited in 1968. After they split in 1974, Young continued playing, mainly with small groups in Chicago.

He also played with pianist Jeremy Monteiro for over twenty years. Young also appeared on the albums of James Moody and Eden Atwood, among others.[1]


With Ramsey Lewis

With Lorez Alexandria

With Red Holt

With James Moody


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