Birthplace: Chattanooga, TN
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Tuberculosis
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Jazz Musician, Bassist
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Bassist, The Duke Ellington Orchestra
Revolutionized jazz bass guitar, the first to prominently solo on the instrument.
University: Tennessee State University
The Duke Ellington Orchestra Bass (1939-42)
Jeter-Pillars Orchestra Bass (1937-39)
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