Artist

Oscar Pettiford

Oscar Pettiford
Aliases
Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet
Oscar Pettiford and His Jazz All Stars
The Oscar Pettiford Quartet
Born
September 30, 1922
Died
September 8, 1960
Country
United States
Comments
Jazz double bassist, cello player and composer. Pettiford was a pioneer in bebop and the cello as a jazz instrument. He recorded extensively as both a sideman and a leader. Pettiford's father was half Cherokee and half African-American and his mother was a Choctaw.
Member of
The Manhattan Jazz Septette   
Related
Milt Page
See also
My Old Flame
You and the Night and the Music
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