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The Life of Jymie Merritt

All About Jazz has posted a tribute piece, “Relentless Groove,” about jazz bassist Jymie Merritt, a musician with a 50+ year career and still actively composing. This tribute gives a brief but thorough account of his extraordinary and influential history.

From the article: “Over the past fifty years there have been many stalwarts who’ve directed the course of jazz, but none is more deserving of tribute than Jymie Merritt. Although he has been unjustly under-recognized, his muscular bass playing has anchored many of this music’s most prestigious ensembles, and in the process, he has helped to shape the genre as it has evolved.”

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