Paul Jackson (bassist)  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Related e



Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Paul Jackson (March 28, 1947 – March 18, 2021) was an American musician, jazz bassist and composer. He played on several of Herbie Hancock's albums, including Head Hunters and Thrust.

He was born in Oakland, California and began playing bass at the age of nine. At the age of 14 he performed with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra and went on to study at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

He died on March 18, 2021 at age 73 in a hospital near Tokyo, Japan, ten days before his 74th birthday.


As leader

  • Black Octopus (Eastworld, 1978)
  • The Funk Stops Here with Mike Clark (Tiptoe, 1992)
  • Conjunction with Mike Clark (Buckyball, 2001)
  • Funk on a Stick (Back Door, 2005)
  • Groove or Die (Whirlwind, 2014)

As sideman

With Herbie Hancock

With The Headhunters

With others

Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Paul Jackson (bassist)" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools