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Avery Sharpe Releases “400: An African American Musical Portrait”
New Albums

Avery Sharpe Releases “400: An African American Musical Portrait”

Bassist and composer Avery Sharpe has released a poignant new album documenting the story of African Americans called “400: An African American Musical Portrait.”

Bass Videos

McCoy Tyner Band Featuring Avery Sharpe, Live

This McCoy Tyner band performance, shot during the mid 80’s at the Harvest Jazz Festival, features a great solo intro by bassist Avery Sharpe. Tyner follows up with an amazing solo of his own. The rest of the band includes Bobby Hutcherson, John Blake and Ronnie Burrage


A Review of Avery Sharpe Trio: Live

There seems to have been something of a resurgence in the jazz trio recently and Avery Sharpe Trio’s Live is another soulful piano, bass, drums recording with plenty of swinging goodness. Sharpe is familiar to most bassists as McCoy Tyner’s long-term sideman but since 2000, he has been focussing more on his own music. A remarkable player on both electric...