Joseph Rupert "Joe" Benjamin

born on 4/11/1919 in Atlantic City, NJ, United States

died on 26/1/1974 in Livingston, NJ, United States

Alias Joe Benjamin

Joe Benjamin

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Joseph Rupert Benjamin (November 4, 1919 – January 26, 1974) was an American jazz bassist.

Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Benjamin played with numerous high-profile jazz musicians in a variety of idioms. Early in his career he played in the big bands of Artie Shaw, Fletcher Henderson, Sy Oliver, and Duke Ellington.

Later credits include work with Roland Kirk, Hank Garland, Dave Brubeck, Marian McPartland, Louis Armstrong (in his later years), Mal Waldron, Jo Jones, Gary Burton, Sarah Vaughan, Roy Haynes, Art Taylor, and Brother Jack McDuff.

Partial discography

As sideman

With Bob Brookmeyer

  • Traditionalism Revisited (World Pacific, 1957)

With Kenny Burrell

  • Weaver of Dreams (Columbia, 1960–61)
  • Guitar Forms (Verve, 1964–65)

With Dave Brubeck

  • Jazz Impressions of Eurasia (Columbia, 1958)
With Harry Edison
  • The Swinger (Verve, 1958)
  • Mr. Swing (Verve, 1958 [1960])
  • Harry Edison Swings Buck Clayton (Verve, 1958) with Buck Clayton

With Duke Ellington

  • All Star Road Band (Doctor Jazz, 1957 [1983])

With Dizzy Gillespie

  • The Great Blue Star Sessions 1952-1953 (EmArcy, 1952-53 [2004])

With Barry Harris

  • Preminado (Riverside, 1961)

With Roy Haynes

  • Jazz Abroad (Emarcy, 1955)
With Johnny Hodges
  • Triple Play (RCA Victor, 1967)
With Budd Johnson
  • Blues a la Mode (Felsted, 1958)
  • Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants (Riverside, 1960)

With Roland Kirk

  • Kirk's Work (Prestige, 1961)

With Gary McFarland

  • The Jazz Version of "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" (Verve, 1962)

With Carmen McRae

  • Book of Ballads (Kapp, 1958)

With Gerry Mulligan

  • The Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Bob Brookmeyer at Newport (Verve, 1957)
  • Blues in Time (Verve, 1957) with Paul Desmond
  • Two of a Mind (RCA Victor, 1962) with Paul Desmond

With Jerome Richardson

  • Midnight Oil (New Jazz, 1959)
With Joya Sherrill
  • Joya Sherrill Sings Duke (20th Century Fox, 1965)
With Rex Stewart
  • Rendezvous with Rex (Felsted, 1958)

With Sonny Stitt

  • Sonny Stitt & the Top Brass (Atlantic, 1962)
With Buddy Tate
  • Swinging Like Tate (Felsted, 1958)

With Clark Terry

  • Color Changes (Candid, 1960)
  • Everything's Mellow (Moodsville, 1961)
With The Three Playmates

With Sarah Vaughan

  • Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown (EmArcy, 1954)
  • In the Land of Hi-Fi (EmArcy, 1955)
  • Swingin' Easy (EmArcy, 1957)

With Mal Waldron

  • The Quest (New Jazz, 1961)

With Kai Winding

  • Dance to the City Beat (Columbia, 1959)


  1. ^ Savoy Records discography Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  • Joe Benjamin at Allmusic

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