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.
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, 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.
He started playing with the Billy Taylor Trio in the late 1970s, continuing until 1993, as well as with Johnny Hartman and Hank Jones.
- 1962: Profile of a Jazz Musician - Paul Horn
- 1962: The Jazz Crusaders at the Lighthouse - Wilton Felder, Nesbert Hooper, Wayne Henderson, Joe Sample
- 1963: Katanga! - Curtis Amy and Dupree Bolton with guitarist Ray Crawford, pianist Jack Wilson, and drummer Doug Sides
- 1966: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at 'The Club' - Cannonball Adderley
- 1966: Cannonball in Japan - Cannonball Adderley
- 1966: A Mann & A Woman - Herbie Mann and Tamiko Jones
- 1969: Gypsy Cry - Attila Zoller, with Lew Tabackin, Herbie Hancock, Victor Gaskin, Sonny Brown
- 1973: Moving On - John Mayall
- 1977: Billy Taylor - Live at Storyville (West 54 Records)
- 1986: As Time Goes By - Susannah McCorkle, with Jimmy Heath (ts), Ted Dunbar (g), Billy Taylor (p), Tony Reedus (d)
- 1989: The Jazzmobile Allstars - Billy Taylor, with Frank Wess (f, ss, ts), Jimmy Owens (t, fh), Ted Dunbar (g), Bobby Thomas (d)
- 1989: Portraits - Clark Terry, with Don Friedman (p), Lewis Nash (d)