Chuck Israels

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... read moreChuck Israels is still best known for his work with the Bill Evans Trio (1961-1966), but he has been an important educator since the 1970s. A tasteful and supportive bassist, Israels' first recording was the 1958 meeting between John Coltrane and Cecil Taylor. He played with George Russell's sextet...

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Waltz For Debby (Feat. Jessica Israels)
Chuck Israels
5:37
Margot's Mood (Feat. John Moak)
Chuck Israels
5:31
Five (Feat. Chris Brown)
Chuck Israels
6:10
Show-Type Tune (Feat. David Evans)
Chuck Israels
5:39
Spring Is Here (Feat. Dan Gaynor)
Chuck Israels
5:20

Biography

Active: 1960s-2010s
Country Of origin: United States of America
Member of: Jon Mayer Trio

Chuck Israels is still best known for his work with the Bill Evans Trio (1961-1966), but he has been an important educator since the 1970s. A tasteful and supportive bassist, Israels' first recording was the 1958 meeting between John Coltrane and Cecil Taylor. He played with George Russell's sextet (1959-1961), was briefly with Eric Dolphy's band, and then joined Bill Evans. During the Evans years, Israels also appeared on records led by J.J. Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Gary Burton, and Stan Getz. He founded and headed the National Jazz Ensemble (1973-1978), a top repertory band that recorded two albums for Chiaroscuro. Afterward, Israels was less active as a player, but he did record with the Kronos String Quartet (1984) and Rosemary Clooney (1985), in addition to heading an obscure session for Anima (1991). ~ Scott Yanow~ Rovi