Bob Whitlock (musician)

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Bob Whitlock (January 21, 1931, Roosevelt, Utah - June 20, 2015, Long Beach, California) was an American jazz double-bassist. Von Varlynn Whitlock.


Whitlock began playing bass as a teenager, and was active in Los Angeles as a session musician from the early 1950s, working with Gerry Mulligan, Art Pepper, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Buddy DeFranco, Joe Albany, Jack Sheldon, Warne Marsh, and others. He also led his own small group late in the decade and attended the University of California. He worked in France in the early 1960s, playing with Zoot Sims, Vi Redd, Curtis Amy, and Victor Feldman. Later in the decade he worked with Joe Pass and extensively with George Shearing. In the 1970s he worked with Albany once again.


With Gerry Mulligan

  • Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz, 1952)

With Joe Albany

With Joe Pass

With The Victor Feldman All Stars

Soviet Jazz Themes (Ava, 1962)

Original Sound Track: David and Lisa (Ava, 1963)

With Jack Sheldon

The Quartet & The Quintet (Jazz West, 1956)

With Art Pepper

Surf Ride (Savoy Records, 1956)

With Zoot Sims

Zoot Sims in Pars (United Artists Records, 1962)