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

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