Garrison, Jimmy, 1934-1976

Name: Jimmy Garrison
Dates: 1934-1976

Blanton, J. The Bass, 1974. (double bass)
New Grove dict. of jazz: (Garrison, Jimmy (James Emory); b. Mar. 3, 1934, Miami, d. Apr. 7, 1976, New York; double bass player)
African American National Biography, accessed January 28, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Garrison, Jimmy; bassist, jazz musician; born 03 March 1934 in Miami, Florida, United States; worked with a variety of top straight-ahead jazz players (1957); one of the few bassists of the time who was also able to play with the most adventurous musicians without stating chord changes; worked with Coleman at the famed Five Spot in New York City’s Bowery (1961); hired by John Coltrane in for his quartet (1961); taught at Bennington College and Wesleyan University (1970-1971); spent time as a substance abuse counselor (1975); died 07 April 1976 in New York, New York, United States)