John Ore

born on 17/12/1933 in Philadelphia, PA, United States

John Ore

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John Ore (December 17, 1933 – August 22, 2014) was an American jazz bassist.

Ore attended the New School of Music in Philadelphia from 1943 to 1946, studying cello, and followed this with studies on bass at Juilliard.

In the 1950s he worked with Tiny Grimes, George Wallington, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Elmo Hope, Bud Powell and Freddie Redd. From 1960 to 1963 he played in Thelonious Monk's quartet, and then with the Les Double Six of Paris in 1964. Later in the 1960s he played again with Powell and also recorded with Teddy Wilson. In the 1970s he worked with Earl Hines. He was with the Sun Ra Arkestra in 1982. Following this he became less active and never recorded an album as a leader.


With Eric Alexander

  • Up, Over & Out (Delmark 1993)

With Billy Bang

  • A Tribute to Stuff Smith (Soul Note, 1992)

With Elmo Hope

  • Meditations (Prestige, 1955)
  • Hope Meets Foster (Prestige, 1955) - with Frank Foster
  • The Final Sessions (Evidence, 1966 [1996])

With Steve Lacy

  • The Straight Horn of Steve Lacy (Candid, 1961)

With Hank Mobley

  • No Room for Squares (Blue Note, 1963)
  • Straight No Filter (Blue Note, 1963 [1985])

With Thelonious Monk

  • Thelonious Monk at the Blackhawk (Riverside, 1960)
  • Monk in France (Riverside, 1961)
  • Thelonious Monk in Italy (Riverside, 1961 [1963])
  • Monk's Dream (Columbia, 1962)
  • Criss Cross (Columbia, 1962–63)

With Sun Ra

  • Blue Delight (A&M, 1988)
  • Somewhere Else (Rounder, 1988–89)

With Freddie Redd

  • Introducing Freddie Redd (Prestige, 1955)
  • Freddie Redd in Sweden (1956)


  • Scott Yanow, John Ore at Allmusic

External links

  • Discogs
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