(1939 – present)
Cleveland Eaton (b. August 31, 1939) is an American jazz double bassist from Fairfield, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. His most famous accomplishments are substantial playing stints with the Ramsey Lewis Trio and later with the Count Basie Orchestra. His entertaining style and deep knowledge of jazz tradition have earned him great respect in the jazz community. His 1975 recording "Plenty Good Eaton" is also considered a classic in the funk music genre.
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