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Scott LaFaro (April 3, 1936 – July 6, 1961) was an influential American jazz double bassist, perhaps best known for his seminal work with the Bill Evans Trio.

Born in Irvington, New Jersey, Rocco Scott LaFaro grew up in a musical family (his father played in many big bands). His family moved to his parents' hometown of Geneva, New York when Scott was five years old. He started on piano while in elementary school, began on the bass clarinet in junior… read more

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  • I've never heard anyone playing bass like him.
  • the one and only!
  • inspired me to play music this guy did. truely one who left us too soon.
  • Best bass player i jazz! Please visit: www.myspace.com/magnoliarock /Ronny
  • Check out Sunday At Village Vanguard. Bill Evans Trio. LaFaro play there is stellar.
  • beautiful and intense jazz bass playing

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