Paul Jackson (bassist)

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Paul Jackson
Born (1947-03-28) March 28, 1947 (age 73)
Oakland, California, U.S.
GenresJazz, jazz-funk, jazz fusion, funk
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsBass guitar
Associated actsThe Headhunters, Azteca, Santana
WebsiteOfficial website

Paul Jackson (born March 28, 1947) is an American jazz electric bassist and composer. He played on several of Herbie Hancock's albums, including Head Hunters and Thrust.

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.


As leader[edit]

  • Black Octopus (Eastworld, 1978)
  • The Funk Stops Here with Mike Clark (Tiptoe, 1992)
  • Conjunction with Mike Clark (Buckyball, 2001)
  • Funk on a Stick (Back Door, 2005)
  • Groove or Die (Whirlwind, 2014)

As sideman[edit]

With Herbie Hancock

With The Headhunters

With others


  • 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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