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  • In Memoriam: Herman “Trigger” Alpert

    In Memoriam: Herman “Trigger” Alpert

    Herman “Trigger” Alpert passed away on December 21st at the age of 97. The jazz bassist was best known for playing in the original Glenn Miller civilian orchestra, where he was credited with adding some much needed swing to the rhythm section. Alpert was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1916. After studying at Indiana University,... »

  • In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2013

    In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2013

    As 2013 draws to a close, we take a moment to reflect on the notable bassists that left us this year. Their grooves helped to create the soundtrack of life for people all over the world. Rick Huxley (February 11, 2013) Bassist for The Dave Clark Five. As part of the Dave Clark Five, Huxley... »

  • In Memoriam: Dwayne Burno

    In Memoriam: Dwayne Burno

    Jazz bassist Dwayne Burno has passed away of undisclosed causes at the age of 43. Born in Philadelphia, Burno was a mainstay of the New York City jazz scene for the past two decades. His resume includes work with legendary artists including Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Joe Henderson and many more. Burno started... »

  • In Memoriam: Marc Trovillion

    In Memoriam: Marc Trovillion

    Former Lambchop bassist Marc Trovillion passed away last week after suffering a heart attack. He was 56 years old. Trovillion was a founding member of the Nashville-based band and referred to himself as a “charter member.” It was in the bassist’s bedroom where he, Kurt Wagner and Jim Watkins first got together to jam in... »

  • In Memoriam: Butch Warren

    In Memoriam: Butch Warren

    Jazz bassist Butch Warren, who worked as a house bassist for Blue Note Records in the 1960s, has died. He was 74 years old. Born in Washington, D.C. in 1939, Edward Rudolph Warren Jr. grew up in a musical family. His father, a part-time jazz pianist, would invite touring black musicians to his home to... »

  • In Memoriam: Keith “Sabu” Crier

    In Memoriam: Keith “Sabu” Crier

    Keith “Sabu” Crier, who founded the disco group GQ, has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 58. Crier formed his first band in 1968 under name Sabu & the Survivors, which then became The Rhythm Makers in the 1970s. The band released a single album called Soul on Your Side in 1976, which landed... »

  • In Memoriam: Lorne Black

    In Memoriam: Lorne Black

    Original Great White bassist Lorne Black has died of undisclosed causes. Black founded Great White with vocalist Jack Russell and guitarist Mark Kendall in 1982 and was featured on the band’s debut EP and self-titled album as well as the follow-ups Shot in the Dark and Once Bitten…. “Our hearts go out to his family,... »

  • In Memoriam: Chris Friedrich

    In Memoriam: Chris Friedrich

    Chris Friedrich, bassist for post-rock outfit Caspian, has passed away. The band made the announcement on their website. “We write to you today with heavy hearts and indescribable sadness to tell you that our bass player, Chris Friedrich, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon,” they wrote. “We have lost a close friend, a true brother, and a... »

  • In Memoriam: Tim Wright

    In Memoriam: Tim Wright

    Tim Wright, original bassist for the experimental rock group Pere Ubu, has passed away. The cause of death was not announced. Wright helped to form Pere Ubu in Cleveland, Ohio in 1975. Blending punk and art rock, the band’s sound was underpinned by the bassist’s growling tone on early tracks including “30 Seconds Over Tokyo”... »

  • In Memoriam: Ben Tucker

    In Memoriam: Ben Tucker

    Jazz bassist Ben Tucker was killed on June 4th after his golf cart was struck by a speeding car. The veteran musician was 82 years old. Born December 30th, 1930 in Tennessee, Tucker began his career in Nashville before heading to California and New York City where he played with artists ranging from Art Pepper... »