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Curly Russell

b, 1917-1986 US
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Dillon Russell

Dillon "Curley" Russell was an American jazz double-bassist, who played bass on many bebop recordings. Born : March 19, 1917 in Trinidad. Died : July 03, 1986 in New York City, New York. A member of the Tadd Dameron Sextet, in his heyday he was in demand for his ability to play at the rapid tempos typical of bebop, and appears on several key recordings of the period. He left the music business in the late 1950s. According to jazz historian Phil Schaap the classic bebop tune "Donna Lee", a contrafact on "Back Home Again In Indiana", was named after Curley's daughter.

        
Instruments
  • Bass
  • Double bass
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
An Oscar For Treadwell - Incomplete 411-1 on Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes by Charlie Parker
Leap Frog - Take 11 / Take 6 / Master Take on Bird And Diz by Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
Relaxing With Lee - Take 6 / Take 3 / Master Take on Bird And Diz by Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
Relaxing With Lee - Take 2 / Incomplete on Bird And Diz by Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
Leap Frog - Take 8 / Take 4 / Alternate Take on Bird And Diz by Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
An Oscar For Treadwell - Take 3 / Alternate Take on Bird And Diz by Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
Relaxing With Lee - Take 4 / Take 2 / Alternate Take on Bird And Diz by Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
Leap Frog - Take 9 / Complete on Bird And Diz by Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
Leap Frog - Take 10 / Incomplete on Bird And Diz by Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
Leap Frog - Take 3 / Incomplete on Bird And Diz by Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
We SeeFrank Foster, Curly Russell, Art Blakey, Ray Copeland Featuring Thelonious Monk1957Single
LocomotiveFrank Foster, Curly Russell, Art Blakey, Ray Copeland Featuring Thelonious Monk1957Single
Lover Man / Shaw 'NuffDizzy Gillespie And Charlie Parker, Sidney Catlett, Al Haig, Curly Russell1945Album
Salt Peanuts / Hot HouseDizzy Gillespie And Charlie Parker, Sidney Catlett, Al Haig, Curly Russell1945Album
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