Victor Gaskin

born on 23/11/1934 in Bronx, NY, United States

died on 14/7/2012 in Frederiksted, Saint Croix Island, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Victor Gaskin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Roderick Victor Gaskin, born The Bronx, New York, November 23, 1934 and was a jazz bassist. He died on July 14, 2012 in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands.[1]

Gaskin moved to Los Angeles in 1962 and started playing with Paul Horn and Red Mitchell before going on to become one of many bass players for the Jazz Crusaders. He also recorded with Curtis Amy and Dupree Bolton,[2] before becoming a part of the West Coast jazz scene, accompanying Buddy Collette, Shelly Manne, and Bud Shank.

Between 1966 and 1970, he was a member of Cannonball Adderley's groups, and in 1970 recorded with Duke Ellington's octet, quintet, quartet and trio.[3]

He started playing with the Billy Taylor Trio in the late 1970s,[4] continuing until 1993,[5] as well as with Johnny Hartman and Hank Jones.


With Cannonball Adderley

  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at 'The Club' (Capitol, 1966)
  • Cannonball in Japan (Capitol, 1966 [1990])

With Monty Alexander

  • Alexander the Great (Pacific Jazz, 1964)

With Curtis Amy and Dupree Bolton

  • Katanga! (Pacific Jazz, 1963)

With Hal Galper

  • The Guerilla Band (Mainstream, 1971)
  • Wild Bird (Mainstream, 1972)

With Johnny Hartman

  • Once in Every Life (Bee Hive, 1980)

With Paul Horn

  • Profile of a Jazz Musician (Columbia, 1962)

With The Jazz Crusaders

  • The Jazz Crusaders at the Lighthouse (Pacific Jazz, 1962)
  • The Thing (Pacific Jazz, 1965)

With Herbie Mann and Tamiko Jones

  • A Mann & A Woman (Atlantic, 1967)

With John Mayall

  • Moving On (Polydor, 1972)
  • Ten Years Are Gone (Polydor, 1973)

With Les McCann

  • Spanish Onions (Pacific Jazz, 1964)
  • A Bag of Gold (Pacific Jazz, 1964)
  • McCann/Wilson (Pacific Jazz, 1964) with the Gerald Wilson Orchestra
  • McCanna (Pacific Jazz, 1964)
  • But Not Really (Limelight, 1964)
  • Beaux J. Pooboo (Limelight, 1965)
  • Live at Shelly's Manne-Hole (Limelight, 1966)
  • Live at Bohemian Caverns - Washington, DC (Limelight, 1967)

With Susannah McCorkle

  • As Time Goes By (CBS/Sony, 1986)

With Oliver Nelson

  • Swiss Suite (Flying Dutchman, 1971)

With Billy Taylor

With Buddy Terry

  • Awareness (Mainstream, 1971)

With Clark Terry

  • Portraits (Chesky, 1989)

With Larry Willis

  • Inner Crisis (Groove Merchant, 1973)

With Gerald Wilson

  • On Stage (Pacific Jazz, 1965)

With Attila Zoller

  • Gypsy Cry (Embryo, 1969)


  1. ^ Roderick Victor Gaskin Dies at 77
  2. ^ Curtis Amy obituary at The Last Post
  3. ^ Fantasy Records at Jazz Discography
  4. ^ Billy Taylor official web site
  5. ^ Feather, Leonard & Gitler, Ira The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz Oxford University Press US, 2007 ISBN 97801953-20008

This page was last modified 06.04.2018 08:36:13

This article uses material from the article Victor Gaskin from the free encyclopedia Wikipedia and it is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.