Avery Sharpe  

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Avery Sharpe (born August 23, 1954) is an American jazz double-bassist, electric bassist, composer, educator and founder of the artist owned record label, JKNM Records, back in 1993.

Sharpe has a distinguished percussive and rhythmic approach on double bass and is something to see in live performances. He incorporates the Hum-a-long(vocal scatting with the bowed bass) bass technique, popularized by Leroy “Slam” Stewart and Major “Mule” Holly, into his playing.

Sharpe was first bought to prominence by tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp and drummer Art Blakey, but is best known for his longtime association with Piano Jazz Legend McCoy Tyner from 1980-2003. He recorded some 20 plus records with Tyner.

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