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Male, 66, from Columbia SC
well, I'm no Alex Spradling... May 11, 2016
- Ed Fuqua was last seen:
- Viewing forum list, May 23, 2022 at 8:57 AM
- Jan 18, 1956 (Age: 66)
- Columbia SC
- Troll Slayer, semi-retired (in memoriam THOR)
- Current Setup:
2019 Jed Kriegel bass, carved lion's head scroll, removable neck, Spiro E & A, Oliv D & Chorda G, Realist SoundClip (when needed)
Mittenwald factory bass, mid-1920s overhauled in 2005 by Jeff Bollbach - new fingerboard, bridge, tuners, soundpost and tailpiece,Velvet Anima E and A, Oliv D, Chorda G, Fishman Full Circle
Sennheiser MD 409U
Acoustic Image Clarus S4Plus
Walter Woods LoPower (currently sidelined)
Polytone MiniBrute extension cabinet loaded with a JBL 12 inch speaker
- Favorite Genres:
- the jazz music
- Gigs and Ensembles:
- various ColaJazz groups, leading a trio with Amos Hoffman and Edwin Hamilton, Tim Leahey, back in the sideman thang!
- Previously Owned Gear:
50's Kay M-1, Realist pickup,
GK, Fender, Peavey, Polytone amps
Fender jazz bass, Gibson Les Paul Recording bass
- G.A.S. List:
- It's the ear, not the gear.
- Influences and Teachers:
TEACHERS: Joe Solomon, in the past Barry Garman, Charlie Haden, Walter Booker, Michael Moore, Mike Formanek
INFLUENCES - lately a LOT of Sonny Dallas, but pretty much anybody with good time and a big sound.
- Hobbies and Interests:
- troll hunting
Recently relocating to the SouthEast after living in NYC since 1987, Ed Fuqua has appeared with groups at the JVC Jazz Festival, the Highlights In Jazz series by Jack Kleisinger and performed in many historical jazz venues (Birdland, Lenox Lounge, Angry Squire, Village Gate, Sweet Rhythm, Danny’s Skylight Room) as well as newer spots (Knitting Factory, Karavan, Kavehaz, Augie’s, Small’s, Fat Cat). He has worked with established jazz luminaries like Dakota Staton, Frank Gant, Bernard Purdie, Eliot Zigmund, Rich Perry and Jimmy Lovelace, as well as up and coming “young lions” like Leon Parker, Dave Berkman, Randy Johnston, Doug Raney, Jacob Sacks, Dan Weiss and Tatum Greenblatt. He is the author of the Sher Music Publication book WALKING BASSICS: The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing and appears as bassist on the play-a-long CD to the Sher Music Publication THE BLUES SCALES: Essential Tools for Jazz Improvisation by Dan Greenblatt. Ed can be heard on the following recordings:
- Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
BURT ECKOFF – Ecology (w/Rudy Lawless)
Ecology - Burt Eckoff | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
JEFF SILVERBUSH – Pojo (w/ Joe Fiedler, Dave Berkman, & Jon Bollinger)
JEFF SILVERBUSH – Grandma Mickey (w/Jacob Garchik, Jacob Sacks & Jon Bollinger)
Jeff Silverbush | Album Discography | AllMusic
JON RANEY – Waltz for Talia (w/Eric Halvorson)
Jon Raney | Album Discography | AllMusic
CHARLIE KRACHY – Jazzman’s Serenade (w/Charles Sibirsky & Pete Scatteretico)
Krachy* - Jazzman's Serenade
LIN Z (Linda Smith) – I’m A Fool… (Jon Raney, Sam Allen, Lily White)
Signature"It takes a pretty great drummer to be better than no drummer" -Chet Baker
"Gutta cavat lapidem,..." - Ovid
"Est doctrina de stercore"
"It's MR. Foghorn to you!" -Sockpuppet Troll, RIP Thor..