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Harrison Bankhead

Harrison Bankhead[1] is an American jazz double-bassist.


Bankhead became associated with the Chicago jazz scene in the early-1980s.[2] Early in his career, he performed with Fred Anderson on tour and at Anderson’s Chicago club, the Velvet Lounge.[3] Bankhead has worked with Oliver LakeRoscoe MitchellVon FreemanMalachi Thompson8 Bold Souls, and Hamid Drake, and is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. His first album as a leader, Morning Sun/Harvest Moon, was released on Engine, a sub-label of ESP-Disk, in 2011, and featured sidemen Edward Wilkerson, Jr.Mars WilliamsJames SandersAvreeayl Ra, and Ernie Adams.[4] He followed this with Velvet Blue, with Wilkerson, Williams, and Ra, whose name and title track pay tribute to Fred Anderson and the Velvet Lounge.[5]


As leader

With Malachi Thompson

With 8 Bold Souls

With others


  1. ^ “Harrison Bankhead Biography, Songs, & Albums”AllMusic. Retrieved 2022-08-15.
  2. ^ Piotr Michalowski, Bass Is The PlaceAnn Arbor Observer, October 2014.
  3. ^ Lyn Horton, Review of Morning Sun/Harvest MoonJazzTimes, August 9, 2011.
  4. ^ Peter Margasak, Three Beats: Bassist Harrison Bankhead finally releases an album of his ownChicago Reader, July 28, 2011.
  5. ^ Peter Margasak, Bassist Harrison Bankhead, back in frontChicago Reader, January 24, 2014.

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