Fred Hopkins

born on 11/10/1947 in Chicago, IL, United States

died on 7/1/1999 in Chicago, IL, United States

Fred Hopkins

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Fred Hopkins (October 10, 1947 - January 7, 1999) was a Chicago double bassist who played a major role in the development of the avant-garde jazz movement. He was a member of the avant garde jazz trio Air (with Henry Threadgill and Steve McCall) and David Murray's Low Class Conspiracy; he frequently worked with the cellist Diedre Murray. Hopkins played with a wide variety of musicians including Muhal Richard Abrams, Don Pullen, Hamiet Bluiett, Andrew Cyrille, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Sunny Murray, Kahil El'Zabar, Malachi Thompson, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, David Murray, Anthony Braxton and Marion Brown.

Discography

As leader

  • 1990: Prophesy (About Time)[1]

With Air

  • 1975: Air Song
  • 1976: Live Air
  • 1976: Air Raid
  • 1977: Air Time
  • 1978: Open Air Suit
  • 1978: Montreux Suisse
  • 1979: Air Lore
  • 1980: Air Mail
  • 1982: 80° Below '82
  • 1983: Live at Montreal International Jazz Festival - as New Air
  • 1986: Air Show No. 1 - as New Air with Cassandra Wilson

As sideman

With Muhal Richard Abrams

  • Colors in Thirty-Third (Soul Note, 1987)
  • The Hearinga Suite (Soul Note, 1989)

With Hamiet Bluiett

  • Resolution (Black Saint, 1977)

With Peter Brötzmann

  • Songlines (FMP, 1991)

With Craig Harris

  • Black Bone (Soul Note, 1983)

With Oliver Lake

  • Holding Together (Black Saint, 1976)
  • Expandable Language (Black Saint, 1984)

With Michael Marcus

  • Here At! (Soul Note, 1993)

With Jemeel Moondoc

  • Judy's Bounce (Soul Note, 1981)

With David Murray

  • Flowers for Albert: The Complete Concert (India Navigation, 1976)
  • Vol. 1:Penthouse Jazz (Circle, 1977)
  • Vol. 2:Holy Siege On Intrigue (Circle, 1977)
  • Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club (India Navigation, 1978)
  • Sweet Lovely (Black Saint, 1979)
  • Live at Sweet Basil Volume 1 (Black Saint, 1985)
  • Live at Sweet Basil Volume 2 (Black Saint, 1985)
  • In Our Style (DIW, 1986)
  • Recording N.Y.C. 1986 (DIW, 1986)
  • Ballads (DIW, 1988)
  • Deep River (DIW, 1988)
  • Spirituals (DIW, 1988)
  • Lovers (DIW, 1988)
  • Tenors (DIW, 1988)
  • Special Quartet (DIW/Columbia, 1990)
  • David Murray Big Band (DIW/Columbia, 1991)
  • David Murray/James Newton Quintet (DIW, 1991)
  • Death of a Sideman (DIW, 1992)
  • South of the Border (DIW, 1993)
  • For Aunt Louise (DIW, 1993)
  • MX (Red Baron, 1993)
  • Dark Star: The Music of the Grateful Dead (Astor, 1996)

With Bern Nix

  • Alarms and Excursions (New World, 1993)

With Don Pullen

  • Warriors (Black Saint, 1979)
  • The Sixth Sense (Black Saint, 1985)

With Malachi Thompson

  • Rising Daystar (Delmark, 199799)

With Henry Threadgill

  • X-75 Volume 1 (Arista/Novus, 1979)
  • When Was That? (About Time, 1981)
  • Just the Facts and Pass the Bucket (About Time, 1983)
  • Subject to Change (About Time, 1984)
  • You Know the Number (RCA/Novus, 1986)
  • Easily Slip Into Another World (RCA/Novus, 1987)
  • Rag, Bush and All (RCA/Novus, 1988)

With Tom Varner

  • Tom Varner Quartet (Soul Note, 1980)

With the World Saxophone Quartet

  • Breath of Life (Elektra/Nonesuch, 1992)

References

  1. [Fred Hopkins at All Music Guide Allmusic]

External links

  • Biography
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