Sunday Night Jazz Showcase
Program #310 (December 27 at 8:00 p.m.)
A long-time member of the jazz fusion groups The Yellowjacks and the Jeff Lorber Fusion, bassist, composer, arranger and producer Jimmy Haslip was born December 31st, 1951 in the Bronx, New York. He later grew-up in Huntington, Long Island.
In 1963 at the age of 13, he became interested in electric bass. Jimmy left New York in 1969 playing music in San Francisco, New Orleans, Denver and Dallas before moving to Los Angeles in 1975, where he began touring and recording with many different popular artists.
In 1978, Haslip met guitarist Robben Ford and keyboardist Russell Ferrante. They formed a group to record Robben's first solo recording on Electra-Asylum. This critically acclaimed album called "The Inside Story" became a landmark recording. That album led to the formation of The Yellowjackets and in 1980 they recorded a debut album for Warners Bros. Records.
(provided by Jimmy Haslip)