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Oscar Brashear

tr, *1944 US, Chicago
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Oscar Jesse Brashear

Oscar Brashear (born August 18, 1944, Chicago, Illinois) is an American jazz trumpeter and session musician.After studying at DuSable High School and Wright Jr. College under John DeRoule he worked briefly with Woody Herman before going on to join Count Basie '68-9, returning to freelance in Chicago with Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon and James Moody. Moving to Los Angeles in 1971, he worked with Gerald Wilson, Harold Land, Oliver Nelson, Shelly Manne, Quincy Jones (with whom he toured in Japan), Horace Silver and Duke Pearson.

        
Instruments
  • Trumpet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Cornet
Genres
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
River's Invitation on Legends & Lions: Blues by Various Artists
Water Brother on I Stand Alone by Charles Owens' Mother Lode
I Stand Alone on I Stand Alone by Charles Owens' Mother Lode
Black Pride on I Stand Alone by Charles Owens' Mother Lode
Cool It on I Stand Alone by Charles Owens' Mother Lode
Mother Lode on I Stand Alone by Charles Owens' Mother Lode
Child Of Darkness on I Stand Alone by Charles Owens' Mother Lode
Nightingale on I Stand Alone by Charles Owens' Mother Lode
I Want To Take You Higher on I Stand Alone by Charles Owens' Mother Lode

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Tribute To Charlie "The Bird" Parker"The Bird" Memorial Quintet - Richie Cole, Oscar Brashear, Mike Wofford, Tony Dumas, John Guerin1989Album
Paul Humphrey Sextet Featuring Oscar BrashearPaul Humphrey Sextet Featuring Oscar Brashear1982Album
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