Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Russell George Interview - Legendary NYC Session Bassist!

The following photos and visuals of amazing bassist/violinist and St. Augustine resident Russell George are posted to accompany our interview podcast with him (episode 22 - June 2013). We think you'll agree he's had one incredible life & career! Thanks to Russell for both the wonderful interview and the fun, intriguing photos.
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Russell at the Green Cove Springs Naval Base, July 1952

Marian McPartland with Roy Lundberg - drums
& Russell George - bass

Art Magyar - drums, Russell George - bass,
Marian McPartland - piano circa '60-'61

Russell & Ross Tompkins at the Playboy Club.
Russ also did a (clothed) stand in for a shoot!
L-R: Roger Kellaway - p, Russell - b,
Bobby Hackett - tp, Nick Stabulas - d,
Marshall Brown - tb. Cape Cod
L-R: Marshall Brown, Run Lundberg,
Russell George & Pee Wee Russell. '63
Photo by 'Popsie' Randolph
L-R: Joe Newman - tp, Ron Lundberg - dms,
Russell - bass, Ross Tompkins - p
at Embers (NYC) Aug 1965
Russell George with Anita O'Day
at the Half Note (NYC) 1966
L-R: Roy Burns - d, Russell George - b,
Ben Webster - ts at the Metropole 1966.
Photo by Planetary Photo.
L-R: Russell George, Ruby Braff,
Bud Freeman, Buzzy Drooten.
Photo by Jack Bradley Jazz Photography.
L-R: Tom Whaley - dm, Russell - elec bass,
Red Rodney - tp, Jerry Dodgion - ts,
Joe Beck - guitar. Good grief,
what a killer line-up!! Club Med
What a day!!
A once in a lifetime
jazz nativity!
A cap-off to a long & illustrious
career on bass!


Several artists graciously contributed their sound recordings to enhance the interview. Consider purchasing some excellent jazz via the Amazon links below to both support the artists and Palm Coast Jazz!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Kenny,

    I've been enjoying Russ for the last couple of months. He's been sitting in with my group in Ponte Vedra on Thursdays. Great interview...kudos.

    Gary Starling