John Ore

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John Ore (December 17, 1933[1] – August 22, 2014) was an American jazz bassist.

Ore attended the New School of Music in Philadelphia from 1943 to 1946,[1] studying cello and followed this with studies on bass at Juilliard.[1]

In the 1950s he worked with Tiny Grimes, George Wallington, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Elmo Hope, Bud Powell and Freddie Redd.[2] From 1960 to 1963 he played in Thelonious Monk's quartet, and then with the Les Double Six of Paris in 1964. Later in the 1960s he played again with Powell and also recorded with Teddy Wilson. In the 1970s he worked with Earl Hines. He was with the Sun Ra Arkestra in 1982. Following this he became less active and never recorded an album as a leader.

Discography[edit]

With Elmo Hope

With Hank Mobley

With Thelonious Monk

  • Thelonious Monk at the Blackhawk (Riverside, 1960)
  • Thelonious Monk in Italy (Riverside, 1963)
  • Monk's Dream (Columbia, 1963)
  • Criss Cross (Columbia, 1963)
  • Thelonious Monk in Europe Vol. 1 (Riverside, 1963)
  • Thelonious Monk in Europe Vol. 2 (Riverside, 1964)
  • Thelonious Monk in Europe Vol. 3 (Riverside, 1964)
  • Monk in France (Riverside, 1965)
  • Two Hours with Thelonious (Riverside, 1969)
  • In Person (Milestone, 1976)
  • Always Know (Columbia, 1979)
  • April in Paris/Live (Milestone, 1981)
  • The Thelonious Monk Memorial Album (Milestone, 1982)
  • Evidence (Milestone, 1983)
  • Blues Five Spot (Milestone, 1984)
  • European Tour (Denon/LRC, 1985)
  • Live! at the Village Gate (Xanadu, 1985)
  • The First European Concert '61 (Magnetic, 1988)
  • Live at Monterey Jazz Festival 1963 Volume 1 (Jazz Unlimited 1993)

With Cecil Payne

With Bud Powell

  • The Return of Bud Powell (Roulette, 1964)
  • Simply Amazing!! (Accord, 1982)
  • Bud Powell Vol. 2 (Jazz Reactivation, 1983)

With Sun Ra

  • Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow (El Saturn, 1965)
  • Just Friends (El Saturn, 1983)
  • Blue Delight (A&M, 1989)
  • Purple Night (A&M, 1990)
  • Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy/Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow (Evidence, 1992)
  • At the Village Vanguard (Rounder, 1993)
  • Friendly Galaxy (Leo, 1993)
  • Pleiades (Leo, 1993)
  • Somewhere Else (Rounder, 1993)

With Freddie Redd

  • Introducing Freddie Redd (Prestige, 1955)
  • Freddie Redd in Sweden (Baybride, 1973)

With Charles Tyler

  • Saga of the Outlaws (Nessa, 1978)
  • Folk and Mystery Stories (Sonet, 1980)

With Lester Young

  • It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Verve, 1957)
  • Mean to Me (Verve, 1980)

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lazarus, Riel (March 15, 2004). "Bassist John Ore". All About Jazz. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. "John Ore". AllMusic. Retrieved March 27, 2019.

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