Jazz Currents

Bassist Bob Cranshaw, who died November 2, 2016 at age 83, was one of the most recorded bass players of all time.

More on The Three Sounds

Jan 23, 2016

This is the second of two episodes featuring the music of The Three Sounds: pianist Gene Harris, bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy. 

This month "Jazz Currents" celebrates the music of The Three Sounds.  Pianist Gene Harris, bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy formed the Midwest-based trio in the mid 1950's and enjoyed popularity through the mid 1960's.

The collaboration between Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn lasted nearly 30 years and produced some of the best American music of the 20th century.

The second episode of our Billy Strayhorn centennial birthday celebration focuses on his masterpiece 'Lush Life'.

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