Is Victor Bailey in ill health?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Funkee1, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. Funkee1


    Jul 19, 2002
    I heard something about him recently, and the person said he didn't look so good. Anyone know what he was talking about?
  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    My friend in San Diego told me the same thing. He said that he looked very frail.
  3. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Yes it is true Victor Bailey is very ill. I heard this a few weeks ago. I recently spent some time with Tom Barney and asked him about Victor, He told me Victor has been ill for awhile but still want's to play. I believe he suffers from MS. Victor is in my prayers.
  4. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  6. Belka


    Dec 10, 2003
    Kiev, Ukraine
    I saw Victor twice last year, and got to meet him after the second gig. If you get a chance to see his solo gig, just go. Absolutely amazing. One of the grooviest players around. Utterly supportive. But when he lets loose.......... Has anyone else here heard his two handed tapping version of Birdland? A really nice guy as well. My thoughts are with him.
  7. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    That really sucks. He's got one of the best fingestyle jazz tones ever.
  8. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I was really hoping it was just a rumor.....this really does blow!
    Victor is definitly one of the cats!
  9. what is MS.?????
  10. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    This is terrible news. I too, pray for Victor Bailey and I hope that he has the resources to get first rate health care. I know we cannot live forever, but I really do pray that Victor Bailey can continue to get joy from his music and bring joy to bass lovers like me.
  12. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I'll pray for Victor too. This is the first I've heard about this, I love his playing. This is very sad news.

  13. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    poor guy, and he just got his bass back.

    how sad, i hope he pulls through

  14. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I spoke to one of my bass playing buddies today who just happens to work at Sam Ash, he saw Victor Bailey in concert this month in Oceanside L.I. N.Y. He told me he helped move Victors rig and spoke with him at length. He told me victor has moved from LA to Brooklyn and is indeed sick, although his playing is not affected he does walk with a cane. I was supposed to attend that concert but was busy with something else.
  15. JazzBassvb


    Aug 5, 2003

    That really stinks.

    The only stuff I've heard him play on was on a BET jazz show with Urban Knights.

    I was very impressed with his tasteful playing, specially on "The Rose" from the first album, he had a solo intro on the BET thing and loved the grooving slap on "Friendship", also from the first album.

    Seems like a very nice guy and it's bummer he is suffering with that.

    My heart goes out to him and family. Can't be easy.