James Cammack

James Alfred Conrad Cammack Jr. (born April 15, 1956) is an American jazz bassist from Cornwall, New York.

James Cammack
James Cammack plays double bass with pianist Ahmad Jamal in the foreground.
James Cammack plays double bass with pianist Ahmad Jamal in the foreground.
Background information
Born (1956-04-15) April 15, 1956 (age 66)
OriginCornwall, New York, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsDouble bass, bass guitar
LabelsVerve, Dreyfus

CareerEdit

For nearly thirty years, he played bass for Ahmad Jamal.[1] His debut solo album, Both Sides of the Coin, was released in 2012.[1] Before joining Jamal in 1983, he played in U.S. Army bands.[1] At the age of eighteen in 1974, he became a member of the West Point Army Band as a trumpeter, though he was learning bass.[1] He played for the Jazz Knights and on weekends performed at resorts in the Catskill mountains of New York.[1] For biggest influences on bass, he lists Israel Crosby, George Duvivier, and Milt Hinton.[1]

DiscographyEdit

With Ahmad Jamal

With Malachi Thompson

With others

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Patterson, Ian (9 October 2012). "James Cammack: Where You At?". All About Jazz. Retrieved 18 July 2019.