Jimmy Garrison

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Date of Birth March 3, 1934
Place of Birth Florida
Date of Death Apr 7, 1976 (42)
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Jimmy Garrison

James Emory Garrison was an American jazz double bassist. He is best remembered for his association with John Coltrane from 1961 to 1967.

Birth name: James Emory Garrison
Born: March 3, 1934, Americus, Georgia, United States
Origin: Miami
Died: April 7, 1976, New York City, New York
Genres: Jazz, modal jazz, free jazz, hard bop, post-bop
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Double bass
Years active: 1957-1976
Labels: Impulse! Records
Associated acts: John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders

About Jimmy Garrison

Longtime double bassist for John Coltrane from 1961 to 1967 who appeared on the album A Love Supreme.

Jimmy Garrison Before Fame

He joined Coltrane's quartet in 1962.

Achievement of Jimmy Garrison

He worked with Ornette Coleman for many years, recording with him on Ornette on Tenor and Art of the Improvisers.

Jimmy Garrison Family Life

He raised three children, all of whom have gone on to be artists.

Associations of Jimmy Garrison

He and Elvin Jones collaborated with Ornette Coleman for many years, including on New York is Now and Love Call.

Information related to Jimmy Garrison

  • Post-bop jazz musicians
  • 20th-century double-bassists
  • Musicians from Miami
  • Wesleyan University faculty
  • American jazz double-bassists
Latest information about Jimmy Garrison updated on April 19, 2021.

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