|Born||July 28, 1936|
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Hughart was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, and is the son of Frederick (Fritz) Hughart, bassist with Minneapolis Symphony and San Diego Symphony, and Annette Hughart (née Bastien). Hughart began working as a musician in 1953.
In 1957 he received a BA (Music Composition & Theory, Bass) from the University of Minnesota. Following graduation, Hughart was drafted and for two years, traveled throughout Europe performing with the Seventh Army Symphony Orchestra. After his discharge from the Army, he joined Ella Fitzgerald's touring band following a recommendation from Ray Brown. During his three years with Ella Fitzgerald, Hughart started his extensive recording career.
In 1964 he moved to Los Angeles and became a very active session musician. He studied electric bass under prolific session musician Carol Kaye. On her website, she declares Hughart to be a "great talent and jazz legend".
He has participated in over 200 record albums, 300 motion picture scores, and many television shows. Hughart has recorded with many artists including Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Diana Ross, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Barry Manilow, Tom Waits, Frank Rosolino, Paul Smith, Barney Kessel, Milt Jackson and Natalie Cole.
With David Axelrod
- Seriously Deep (1975)
- Strange Ladies (1978)
- Marchin' (1980)
With Natalie Cole
- Unforgettable... with Love (1991)
- Take a Look (1993)
- Holly & Ivy (1994)
- Stardust (1996)
- Snowfall on the Sahara (1999)
- Still Unforgettable (2008)
With Warne Marsh
With Joe Pass
- For Django (1964)
- Live at Donte's (1974)
- Ira, George and Joe (1981)
- Summer Nights (1989)
- Six-String Santa (1992)
- My Song (1993)
- Resonance (2000)
With Tom Waits
- The Heart of Saturday Night (1974)
- Nighthawks at the Diner (1975)
- Small Change (1976)
- Foreign Affairs (1977)
- Blue Valentine (1978)
- Heartattack and Vine (1980)
- Ella and Duke at the Cote D'Azur – Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington (1967)
- Head – The Monkees (1968)
- Albert's House – Chet Baker (Beverley Hills, 1969)
- Jim Sullivan – Jim Sullivan (Playboy, 1972)
- Live at the Greek Theatre – Vikki Carr (1973)
- Hell Up in Harlem [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] – Edwin Starr (1974)
- Gracias a la Vida – Joan Baez (1974)
- Court and Spark – Joni Mitchell (1974)
- Slow Dancer - Boz Scaggs (1974)
- Look at the Fool – Tim Buckley (1974)
- New Lovers and Old Friends – Johnny Rivers (1975)
- Just You and Me – Herb Alpert (1976)
- Porgy & Bess – Ray Charles (1976)
- Broken Blossom – Bette Midler (1977)
- Ear Candy - Helen Reddy (1977)
- Beauty on a Back Street – Daryl Hall & John Oates (1977)
- Apogee – Pete Christlieb and Warne Marsh (1978)
- We'll Sing in the Sunshine - Helen Reddy (1978)
- ...Too - Carole Bayer Sager (1978)
- Under Wraps - Shaun Cassidy (1978)
- Something's Gotta Give – Bill Henderson (1979)
- Debby Boone - Debby Boone (1979)
- Newborn Woman – Vicki Lawrence (1979)
- The Best Is Yet to Come – Ella Fitzgerald (1983)
- What's New – Linda Ronstadt (1983)
- Jump - Van Dyke Parks (1984)
- For the Duration – Rosemary Clooney (1991)
- Pure Schuur - Diane Schuur (1991)
- Bernadette – Bernadette Peters (1992)
- Celine Dion – Céline Dion (1992)
- The Christmas Album – The Manhattan Transfer (1992)
- Reverence and Compassion – Milt Jackson (1993)
- A Single Woman – Nina Simone (1993)
- Aaron Neville's Soulful Christmas - Aaron Neville (1993)
- Miracle on 34th Street [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] – Bruce Broughton (1994)
- Roy Clark & Joe Pass Play Hank Williams – Roy Clark and Joe Pass (1994)
- Wave: The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook – Antonio Carlos Jobim (1996)
- Gently - Liza Minnelli (1996)
- Duets: Live at the Great American Music Hall – Betty Carter (1996)
- I'm Hip – Blossom Dearie (1998)
- The Walls Came Down - Collin Raye (1998)
- A Christmas to Remember - Amy Grant (1999)
- Friends for Schuur - Diane Schuur (2000)
- A Merry Little Christmas - Linda Ronstadt (2000)
- "Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians – Hughart, Jim (James David)". jazz.com. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
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- Feinberg, Jake (July 27, 2011). "JFS #29 The Jim Hughart Interview..." talkbass. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
- Kaye, Carol. "Frequently Asked Questions". Carolkaye.com. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
- "Jim Hughart". AllMusic. Retrieved September 30, 2015.