Bob Cunningham is referred to as a Master Bassist, well deserving of that title due to his illustrious career in Music as an Acoustic Bassist, Composer, and Bandleader. Bob is a musician’s musician , well known and highly respected by his peers. Bob has toured and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Freddie Hubbard, Art Blakely, Junior Mance, Ken McIntyre, and Frank Townsend, an A list that continues into infinity.
With the Yusef Lateef Quartet Bob and his Bass have toured North and South America , Africa, The Caribbean, and extensively throughout Europe. Bob recently packed his tuxedo with only a weeks notice and took his Trio to Astana, in the Republic of Kazakhstan!
New Yorkers know they don’t have to go very far to find Bob, up in a Harlem or down on Broadway…in Brooklyn and of course Monday night a t"The Union!" - Local 802 - Jazz Foundation Jam Session.
A main attraction during the summer concerts on Jazz Mobile and in the park. Bob has played in almost every club in New York including the Lenox Lounge - Zebra Room, St. Nicks Pub, 55 Bar & The Garage in Greenwich Village. The title song “Walkin’ Bass is really very similar to how you see Bob as he goes about town with rolling or carrying his Lady Bass from gig to gig.
Here you are privy to one of Bob’s favorite musical unions , was with his dear friend Bross Townsend, who was an extraordinary pianist, his talents clearly demonstrated throughout this album. “Walkin’ Bass” is a labor of love, you can feel the vibes between the musicians, all excellent in their own right. Best of all you can tell they had fun, and you will too!
Bob Cunningham - Acoustic Bass & Vocals
The Musicians who shared their talent:
Bross Townsend - Piano
Melvin Sparks - Guitar
Alvin Queen - Drums & Bernard Purdie
Producer Alvin Queen
Cover Photo: Paul Aresu