Fred Hopkins

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Fred Hopkins (October 10, 1947 - January 7, 1999) was a Chicago double bassist who played a major role in the development of the avant-garde jazz movement. He was a member of the avant garde jazz trio Air (with Henry Threadgill and Steve McCall) and David Murray's Low Class Conspiracy; he frequently worked with the cellist Diedre Murray. Hopkins played with a wide variety of musicians including Muhal Richard Abrams, Don Pullen, Hamiet Bluiett, Andrew Cyrille, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Sunny Murray, Kahil El'Zabar, Malachi Thompson, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, David Murray, Anthony Braxton and Marion Brown.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • 1990: Prophesy (About Time)[1]

With Air[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Muhal Richard Abrams

With Hamiet Bluiett

With Peter Brötzmann

  • Songlines (FMP, 1991)

With Craig Harris

With Oliver Lake

With Michael Marcus

  • Here At! (Soul Note, 1993)

With Jemeel Moondoc

With David Murray

With Bern Nix

  • Alarms and Excursions (New World, 1993)

With Don Pullen

With Malachi Thompson

  • Rising Daystar (Delmark, 1997–99)

With Henry Threadgill

With Tom Varner

With the World Saxophone Quartet

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