Oscar Pettiford

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Oscar Pettiford was a prominent figure in the jazz scene of the 1940s and 1950s and is recognized as one of the most innovative bassists of his time.

Pettiford began his career playing with jazz legends such as Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins, and Charlie Barnet. He was one of the first bassists to play in the bebop style, and he is credited with developing a new technique for playing the bass called “arco-pizzicato,” in which the bassist alternates between using a bow and plucking the strings.

In addition to his skills as a bassist, Pettiford was also a prolific composer, and his compositions, such as “Tricotism” and “Bohemia After Dark,” are still performed by jazz musicians today. He was also an early advocate for the use of the cello in jazz, and he recorded several albums as a cellist.

Pettiford’s career was cut short when he was involved in a serious car accident in 1958 that left him with a fractured skull and a broken arm. He moved to Europe, where he continued to perform and record until his untimely death at the age of 37.

Oscar Pettiford’s legacy continues to influence jazz musicians today, and he is remembered as a master musician who pushed the boundaries of the genre and helped to shape the sound of modern jazz.

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• paper weight: 200 gsm / 80 lb
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21×29.7 cm / 8×12", 30×45 cm / 12×18", 40×60 cm / 16×24", 60×90 cm / 24×36"



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