born on 1/10/1955 in Miami, FL, United States
Curtis Lundy (born October 1, 1955) is an American double bass player, composer, producer, choir director and arranger. Lundy is best known for his work as part of jazz vocalist Betty Carter's band, through whose ranks several eventually renowned musicians passed.
Lundy has also played on other jazz artists' recordings, including albums by John Hicks, Bobby Watson, the Steve Nelson Quintet and Johnny Griffin. In the late 1980s, he briefly stepped out of the background and issued Just Be Yourself (1988). A decade later, with Justin Time Records, he released Against All Odds (1999) and Purpose (2002). Both albums feature pianists Hicks and Anthony Wonsey.
Lundy's arrangement of "Walk With Me", recorded by the ARC Gospel Choir, was sampled by rapper Kanye West and became the Grammy Award Winning hit "Jesus Walks".
Curtis Lundy is the brother of jazz vocalist Carmen Lundy.
|1999||Against All Odds||Jazz||Justin Time|
|1988||Just Be Yourself||Jazz||Evidence|
- Santella, Jim (2002-09-11). CD/LP Review: Purpose. All About Jazz. Retrieved on 2010-04-22.
- Curtis Lundy official website