The Career Of Cecil McBee | St. Louis Public Radio

The Career Of Cecil McBee

Feb 10, 2018

Jazz Unlimited for February 11, 2017 will be “The Career of Cecil McBee.”  Bassist extraordinaire Cecil McBee has been a force in jazz for 58 years.  He has contributed heavily to the music of Andrew Hill, Sam Rivers, Jackie McLean, Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd, Woody Shaw Alice Coltrane, Vanessa Rubin, McCoy Tyner, Yusef Lateef, George Adams, Saxophone Summit, The Leaders, Charles Tolliver, Grachan Moncur III, Chico Freeman and The Leaders Trio.  He is currently a member of The Cookers and teaches at the New England Conservatory.

The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the artists heard on this show.

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of February 19, 2018.

Here is Saxophone Summit playing John Coltrane's "Expression" with Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman & Ravi Coltrane (ts) Randy Brecker (tp) Phol Markowitz (p) Cecil McBee (b) and Billy Hart (d).  The date was not given.