Oscar Brashear

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Oscar Brashear (born August 18, 1944, Chicago, Illinois) is an American jazz trumpeter[1] and session musician.

After studying at DuSable High School and Wright Jr. College under John DeRoule he worked briefly with Woody Herman before going on to join Count Basie '68-9, returning to freelance in Chicago with Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon and James Moody. Moving to Los Angeles in 1971, he worked with Gerald Wilson, Harold Land, Oliver Nelson, Shelly Manne, Quincy Jones (with whom he toured in Japan), Horace Silver and Duke Pearson.

Brashear has recorded with Teddy Edwards, Jimmy Smith, Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Bobby Hutcherson, B. B. King, Bobby Bland, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Farrell, The Crusaders, McCoy Tyner, Gene Harris, Randy Newman, Frank Sinatra, Earth, Wind & Fire, Carole King, Benny Carter, Billy Higgins and Ry Cooder.

Discography[edit]

With Nat Adderley

With Count Basie

  • Basie Straight Ahead (Dot, 1968)
  • The Dedication Series, Vol. XI: Retrospective Sessions (Impulse!, 1969)

With Regina Belle

With Bobby Bland and B. B. King

With Brass Fever

With Kenny Burrell

With Donald Byrd

With Ry Cooder

With The Crusaders

With Miles Davis

  • Dingo (Warner Bros., 1991)

With Neil Diamond

With Earth, Wind & Fire

With Joe Farrell

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Eddie Harris

With Gene Harris

With Donny Hathaway

With Hampton Hawes

with Joe Henderson

With Freddie Hubbard

With Bobby Hutcherson

With Bobbi Humphrey

With Ahmad Jamal

With Rick James

With Karma

  • Celebration (Horizon/A&M, 1976)
  • For Everybody (Horizon/A&M, 1977)

With Carole King

With Hubert Laws

With Ray Manzarek

With Willie Nelson

With Randy Newman

With Bonnie Raitt

With Sonny Rollins

With Patrice Rushen

With Moacir Santos

With Lalo Schifrin

With Zoot Sims

  • 1976: Hawthorne Nights
  • 1979: Passion Flower: Zoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington with the Benny Carter Orchestra

With Horace Silver

With Frank Sinatra

With Gábor Szabó

With McCoy Tyner

With Was (Not Was)

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