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Avery Sharpe (born August 23, 1954) is an American jazz double-bassist.


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Sharpe began playing piano at age eight and also studied accordion in his youth. He learned both electric and acoustic bass as a teenager, then studied with Reggie Workman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He played with Wynton Marsalis and Pat Metheny before joining McCoy Tyner's sextet; from 1984 through 2002 he played with Tyner's trio. He has also played as a sideman with Archie Shepp, Yusef Lateef, Ricky Ford, Joe Ford, and others. As a leader, he has release on Sunnyside Records, and several albums on his own label, JKNM.

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Although not as well known as Ron Carter or Christian McBride, he is remarkably versatile as a bassist. A switch-hitter on bass guitar and upright bass, his humming-and-bowing, à la Slam Stewart, as well as his chord work on stand-up bass make quite an impression when seeing and hearing him live.

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As leader

  • Unspoken Words (Sunnyside Records, 1988)
  • Extended Family (JKNM, 1993)
  • Extended Family, Vol. 2: Thoughts of My Ancestors (JKNM, 1995)
  • Extended Family, Vol. 3: Family Values (JKNM, 2001)
  • Dragon Fly (JKNM, 2005)
  • Epic Ebony Journey (JKNM, 2005)
  • Legends and Mentors (JKNM, 2008)
  • As sideman

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    With McCoy Tyner

  • Double Trios (1986)
  • Major Changes (1987)
  • Live at the Musicians Exchange Cafe (1987)
  • Uptown/Downtown (1988)
  • Solar: Live at Sweet Basil (1991)
  • Blue Bossa (1991)
  • Remembering John (1991)
  • Journey (1993)
  • Infinity McCoy Tyner (1997)
  • Autumn Mood (1997)
  • References

    Avery Sharpe Wikipedia