Chuck Domanico

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Chuck Domanico
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Background information
Birth name Charles Louis Domanico
Born (1944-01-20)January 20, 1944
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died October 17, 2002(2002-10-17) (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Double bass, bass guitar

Charles Louis Domanico (January 20, 1944 – October 17, 2002), better known as Chuck Domanico, was an American jazz bassist who played double bass and bass guitar on the West Coast jazz scene.

Domanico was born in Chicago. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-1960s. For nearly forty years, he was a central jazz figure in Hollywood who contributed to a large number of movies and TV programs. Domanico worked with Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Carmen McRae, Joni Mitchell, Taj Mahal, Diane Schuur, Natalie Cole, and The Manhattan Transfer. He participated in instrumental jazz performances by Chet Baker, Henry Mancini, Shelly Manne, Oliver Nelson, John Klemmer, Roger Kellaway, Barney Kessel, and Art Pepper.

His bass can be heard in themes for television shows like M*A*S*H and Cheers, and he contributed to the soundtracks of more than two thousand films.[1]

Domanico died of lung cancer in Los Angeles at the age of 58.[2]


As sideman[edit]

With Herb Alpert

With Don Ellis

With Clare Fischer

With J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding

With Stan Kenton

  • Hair (Capitol, 1969)

With Barney Kessel

With Shelly Manne

With Carmen McRae

With Melanie

With Blue Mitchell

With Oliver Nelson


  1. ^ The Los Angeles Times Obituary
  2. ^ The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz, Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler, 1999, p. 47

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