Monday, November 7, 2016

R.I.P.: Bob Cranshaw (1932-2016)

(born Melbourne Robert Cranshaw on December 10, 1932, Evanston, Illinois, USA;
died November 2, 2016, Manhattan, New York, USA)

Bob Cranshaw (pictured by Tom Marcello) was the bassist on over 500 albums that WE love: Lee Morgan's The Sidewinder and Gigolo, Soony Rollins' The Bridge, Wes Montgomery's Movin' Wes and Bumpin', Quincy Jones' Smackwater Jack, Freddie Hubbard's Blue Spirits, Duke Pearson's How Insensitive, plus several sessions with Stanley Turrentine, Milt Jackson, Nat Adderley, Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver, Wayne Shorter, Grant Green and many more for Blue Note, RCA, Savoy, Prestige, Atlantic and Impulse!

Bob was also the bass player on Antonio Carlos Jobim's Terra Brasilis (Warner) and Hank Crawford's Wildflower (CTI/Kudu), reissued on CD this past month in Japan. He has also played with Sonny Rollins for over 50 years. Rest In Power!

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