Curtis Counce

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Curtis Lee Counce (born January 23, 1926 in Kansas City , Missouri , † July 31, 1963 in Los Angeles ) was an American jazz bassist.

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Curtis Counce played with Nat Towles from 1941-44, then went to Los Angeles, where he studied with Spud Murphy and played with Edgar Hayes , Benny Carter , Wardell Gray and others. Curtis was involved in recordings of many West Coast jazz musicians from the mid-1950s , went on tour with Shorty Rogers and played with Buddy DeFranco and Stan Kenton in 1956. In the same year he founded his own formation, with which he has since worked in Los Angeles . Counce appeared in the films Sweet Smell Of Success, St. Louis Blues, Five Pennies and Carmen Jones .

Curtis Counce has made records with Chet Baker and Art Pepper as well as with Clifford Brown , Teddy Charles , Bob Cooper , Herb Geller , Elmo Hope , Bill Holman , Stan Kenton , Shelly Manne , Spud Murphy, Shorty Rogers , Martial Solal , Lester Young and Claude Williamson .

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