Bob Cunningham (musician)

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Bob Cunningham (December 28, 1934 – April 1, 2017) was an American jazz bassist. Cunningham was born on December 28, 1934, in Cleveland. In the 1990s he was a member of The 3B's, with Bross Townsend and Bernard Purdie. He died in New York on April 1, 2017, at the age of 82.[1]


As leader[edit]

  • 1985: Walking Bass (Nilva)

With The 3B's

  • 1993: After Hours with The 3B's
  • 1994: Soothin' n Groovin' with The 3B's

As sideman[edit]

With Gary Bartz

With Walt Dickerson

With Frank Foster

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Bill Hardman

With Freddie Hubbard

With The Jazz Composer's Orchestra

With Yusef Lateef

With Junior Mance

With Dakota Staton


  1. ^ Ron Scott, "Bob Cunningham, master bassist, dies at 83", New York Amsterdam News, April 13, 2017. Retrieved on April 13, 2017.

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