Paul Jackson (bassist)

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Paul Jackson
Born (1947-03-28) March 28, 1947 (age 71)
Oakland, California, U.S.
GenresJazz, jazz-funk, jazz fusion, funk
Occupation(s)Guitarist, composer
Instrumentsbass guitar
Associated actsThe Headhunters, Azteca, Santana
WebsiteOfficial website

Paul Jackson (born March 28, 1947) is an American jazz bass guitarist and composer. He has played with many of the great jazz artists, most notably playing bass on several of Herbie Hancock's seminal albums, Head Hunters, Thrust, and others.

He was born in Oakland, California and began playing bass at the age of nine. At the age of 14 he performed with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra and went on to study at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Selected discography[edit]

Solo / under his own name[edit]

with The Headhunters[edit]

with Herbie Hancock[edit]

with others[edit]

Associate credits[edit]

Herbie Hancock / George Benson / Freddie Hubbard / Oscar Peterson / Sonny Rollins / Miles Davis / Tony Williams / Steve Gadd / Harvey Mason / Billy Cobham / Alphonse Mouzon / Carlos Santana / John McLaughlin / Al Di Meola / Neil Shawn / George Duke / Al Jarreau / Wayne Shorter / Erroll Garner / Chick Corea / Lenny White / Stomu Yamashta / Stevie Wonder / John Scofield / Sheila E. / Airto Moreira / Flora Purim / Buster Williams / Lee Ritenour / Larry Coryell / Jaco Pastorius / The Pointer Sisters / Tower of Power / Shawn Phillips / Patti LaBelle / Terumasa Hino / Larry Graham / Jan Hammer / Jimmy Smith / Stanley Clarke / Stanley Turrentine / Ray Parker Jr. / James Gadson / Pete Escovedo / David Garibaldi / Takehiro Honda / Char / Takayuki Inoue...

Sources[edit]

  • Jazz Times, Volume 37, Issues 1-5. 2007 p. 297
  • Yanow, Scott. Jazz: A Regional Exploration. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005, p. 231. ISBN 0-313-32871-4

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