Charles Fambrough

Charles Fambrough

born on 25/8/1950 in Philadelphia, PA, United States

died on 1/1/2011 in Allentown, PA, United States

Alias Charlie Fambrough

Charles Fambrough

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Charles Fambrough (August 25, 1950January 1, 2011[1]) was a jazz bassist, composer and record producer[2] from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[3]

Fambrough was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers during the early 1980s. He also played Freddie Hubbard, Airto Moreira, and Shirley Scott, among many others .


As leader

Year Album Personnel Label
1991 The Proper Angle Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland, Jeff Tain Watts CTI Records
1992 The Charmer Roy Hargrove, Kenny Garrett, Abdullah Ibrahim, Stephen Scott, Billy Drummond CTI
1993 Blues at Bradleys Donald Harrison, Joe Ford, Steve Turre, Bill O'Connell, Bobby Broom, Ricky Sebastian, Steve Berrios CTI
1995 City Tribes Craig Handy, John Swana, Bill O'Connell, Ricky Sebsastian, Marlon Simon, Cafe, Dave Valentin Evidence
1994 Keeper of The Spirit John Swana, Ralph Bowen, Grover Washington Jr. AudioQuest Music[4]
1997 Upright Citizen Grover Washington, Jr., Gerald Albright, George Duke, Alex Bugnon, Jon Lucien NuGroove
2002 Live at Zansibar Blue Bill O'Connell, Joe Ford, Sean Jones, Wilby Fletcher, Lenny White, Roland Guerrero Random Chance

As sideman

With Kei Akagi

  • Mirror Puzzle (1994)[5]

With Art Blakey

  • Live at Montreux and Northsea (Timeless, 1980)
  • Art Blakey in Sweden (Amigo, 1981)
  • Album of the Year (Timeless, 1981)
  • Straight Ahead (Concord Jazz, 1981)
  • Killer Joe (Union Jazz, 1981) - with George Kawaguchi
  • Keystone 3 (Concord Jazz, 1982)
  • Oh-By the Way (Timeless, 1982)

With Wynton Marsalis

  • Fathers and Sons (1982)

With McCoy Tyner

  • Focal Point (1976)
  • The Greeting (1978)
  • Horizon (1979)

With Roland Kirk

  • Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real (1977)


  2. Karl Stark, "Musician Refashions Career As A Producer He Helps Others Record Their Jazz",,August 27, 1995.
  3. [Charles Fambrough at All Music Guide allmusic]
  4. "Keeper Of The Spirit",
  5. "Mirror Puzzle",

External links

  • Obituary at the Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Additional biographical material at the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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