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Bob Cranshaw

b, *1932 US, Evanston, Illinois
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Melbourne Robert Cranshaw

Melbourne R. "Bob" Cranshaw (born December 10, 1932, in Evanston, Illinois) is an American jazz bassist. His career spans the heyday of Blue Note Records to his recent involvement with the Musicians Union. He is perhaps best known for his long association with Sonny Rollins. Cranshaw has been in Rollins's working band on and off for over five decades, starting with the 1962 album The Bridge.

  • Bass
  • Bass guitar
  • Electric piano
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • R&B/Soul
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The Cisco Kid on The Cisco Kid by Various Artists
The Last Tango In Paris on The Cisco Kid by Various Artists
Superfly on The Cisco Kid by Various Artists
Raggedy Ann on Take Twelve by Lee Morgan Quintet
A Waltz For Fran on Take Twelve by Lee Morgan Quintet
Lee-Sure Time on Take Twelve by Lee Morgan Quintet
Little Spain on Take Twelve by Lee Morgan Quintet
Bluesongo on What's New? by Sonny Rollins
Take Twelve on Take Twelve by Lee Morgan Quintet
Four - Alternate Take - Remastered 1994 on Sonny Rollins & Co. 1964 by Sonny Rollins

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
To My SurpriseThe Mike Longo Trio / Bob Cranshaw / Lewis Nash / Jimmy Owens / Lance Bryant2011Album
The HaremMilt Jackson Featuring Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Cedar Walton, Bob Cranshaw, Kenny Washington1991Album
Jammin' The BluesColeman Hawkins & Benny Carter Feat. Teddy Wilson, Bob Cranshaw, Louis Bellson1989Album
The Great Live SessionsShirley Scott With Stanley Turrentine / Bob Cranshaw / Otis Finch1978Album
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