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  • Chuck Bennett (2010)
    Though born in Santa Monica, Chuck Bennett has been a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area for some four decades. He has a penchant for the low instruments, the double bass and, particularly, the bass trombone.

    In high school he converted from "regular" (tenor) trombone to bass trombone, an instrument on which he has performed or toured or both with the likes of Louie Bellson, The Beach Boys, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Scott, and Art Pepper.

    While in the Los Angeles area, he beefed up his resumé with music for film, commercials, live theater and also live radio.

    You can hear him all over the Bay Area in small groups (often playing string bass again), at casuals, and with the—once and, it is to be hoped, future—Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.

    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 George Roberts Meet Mr Roberts You're the Top Columbia
    # 2 Marty Paich The Modern Touch Moanin' Lonehill Jazz
    # 3 Count Basie Kansas City Suite Vine Street Rumbler Roulette
    # 4 Bob Mintzer Big Band Incredible Journey Latin Dance DMP
    # 5 Bill Evans Jazzhouse Stella by Starlight Milestone
    # 6 Mike Davis Absolute Trombone II Blues for Bones Hip-Bone
    # 7 Stan Getz and João Gilberto The Best of Two Worlds Portrait in Black and White Verve
    # 8 Ed Neumeister New Standards Quartet Speak Low MeisteroMusic
    # 9 Frank Rosolino Frank Rosolino Quintet Cherry V.S.O.P.
             
    Book Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"
             
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    10 Aug
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    29 Jun
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    13 Jul
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    09 Feb
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    13 Apr
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    12 Oct
    Joel Dorham
    16 Nov
    Kait Dunton
    25 May
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    20 Apr
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    17 Aug
    Ed Klitsch
    05 Jan
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    09 Nov
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    03 Aug
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    24 Aug
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    19 Oct
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    28 Sep
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    27 Jul
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    30 Mar
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    27 Apr