Anthony Cox (musician)

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Anthony Cox (born October 24, 1954) is an American jazz bass player.[1][2] He is known for his work with several leading musicians including Geri Allen, Dewey Redman, Dave Douglas, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Gary Thomas, Marty Ehrlich, Ed Blackwell, Joe Lovano, and Dave King.[1] He plays mainly in the post-bop, avant-garde, and traditional styles, though he is "versatile enough to work in any style effectively."[3][4]

Cox grew up in Minneapolis and attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.[5] Peter Madsen wrote that Cox is "open to all kinds of great music from around the world" and that "his bass sound is full of beauty and warmth and his ability to accompany and still add very creative ideas into whatever music he is playing is remarkable. He is equally comfortable playing chord changes with a Stan Getz or Kenny Wheeler or playing open music with a Dewey Redman or Geri Allen."[1]


As leader[edit]

  • Falling Man (Muse, 1989) (duo with Marty Ehrlich)
  • Dark Metals (Polygram, 1992) (Billy Higgins, Dewey Redman, Michael Cain)
  • Factor of Faces (Antilles) (Bobby Franceschini, Michael Cain, Ralph Peterson)

As sideman[edit]

With Geri Allen

With Uri Caine

With Rory Stuart

With Craig Harris

With Joe Lovano

With Bobby Previte

With Dewey Redman

With John Scofield

With Dino Saluzzi

With Gary Thomas

With Jack Walrath


  1. ^ a b c Jazz, All About. "Anthony Cox". All About Jazz. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  2. ^ The rough guide to jazz, page 176
  3. ^ "Anthony Cox | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  4. ^ Jazz Police - Anthony Cox Archived February 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Jazz Police - Bryan Nichols Trio With Anthony Cox and Dave King at the AQ, September 16-17 Archived March 2, 2014, at the Wayback Machine