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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Arjan, Apr 20, 2005.
Sad but true, he's no longer among us.
Rest in Peace man.
A great loss, Probobly my favorite on the Upright, His work with Oscar Peterson was exquisit!
OMG! He was one of my faves! Say it isn't so!
He was one of the best bassplayer in the World. I talked with him a few times and he showed me a thing or two on the bass! He was really nice guy and damn he could play the bass!
Take care NHØP
Big, big tone.
Xmas morning 1976, I get my 1st 'real' stereo. The 1st album I played was The Trumpet Kings(on Pablo Records)...NHOP was the bassist. That 1st tune kicked in & WOW! The bass just blew me away.
He was only 58 years old. That's way too young. What an amazing cat: Played with Teddy Wilson and with Albert Ayler. Yow!
"Nigerian Marketplace " with Oscar Peterson is as fine of an example of recorded upright bass as you will ever find!
oh no man, this was totally unexpected for me
he left a great legacy of good playing, that will be remembered and celebrated in the future
rest in peace
Lucky for all of us that he left behind all those recordings...
Only 58?? What a great loss. He has been a big inspiration to me. I wish I had been able to tell him so.
OMG I love NHOP. He was surely the most colorful voice I have ever heard on upright and was an excellent musician as well. Anyone who wants to hear him loud and clear should pick up his "chops" album.
truly a loss for the bass and jazz communities. he was an original and a giant.
rest in peace, sir.
from the respectful lows,
RIP most definitely. What happened? He never seemed very old to me (58, apparently!) and I've never seen anything in regards to him being in poor health.
EDIT: I checked out BBC, and they didn't have any details about why he died.
He had a stroke. The last few years he has struggled with heartproblems. But now the great dane has fallen.
See the other thread: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=176153
He was an amazing cat. He played with Teddy Wilson, and he also played with Ornette Coleman, and he always sounded like himself, no matter what the context. I never realized how young he was. 58 is way too early to go.
Reviving this very old thread because I just 'discovered' this guy, on a recording with Joe Pass. What an amazing player! Can anyone recommend some 'essential' recordings?
And yes...Amazing: Sort of like Jaco on double bass, but with better chops !