Victor Gaskin

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Roderick Victor Gaskin, born The Bronx, New York, November 23, 1934 and was a jazz bassist. He died on July 14, 2012 in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands.[1]

Gaskin moved to Los Angeles in 1962 and started playing with Paul Horn and Red Mitchell before going on to become one of many bass players for the Jazz Crusaders. He also recorded with Curtis Amy and Dupree Bolton,[2] before becoming a part of the West Coast jazz scene, accompanying Buddy Collette, Shelly Manne, and Bud Shank.

Between 1966 and 1970, he was a member of Cannonball Adderley's groups, and in 1970 recorded with Duke Ellington's octet, quintet, quartet and trio.[3]

He started playing with the Billy Taylor Trio in the late 1970s,[4] continuing until 1993,[5] as well as with Johnny Hartman and Hank Jones.


With Cannonball Adderley

With Monty Alexander

With Curtis Amy and Dupree Bolton

With Hal Galper

With Johnny Hartman

With Paul Horn

With The Jazz Crusaders

With Herbie Mann and Tamiko Jones

With John Mayall

  • Moving On (Polydor, 1972)
  • Ten Years Are Gone (Polydor, 1973)

With Les McCann

With Susannah McCorkle

  • As Time Goes By (CBS/Sony, 1986)

With Oliver Nelson

With Billy Taylor

With Buddy Terry

With Clark Terry

  • Portraits (Chesky, 1989)

With Gerald Wilson

With Attila Zoller

  • Gypsy Cry (Embryo, 1969)