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Mickey Bass Manhattan Burn Unit

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Mickey Bass Legendary Bassist & Bandleader Mickey Bass
Mickey Bass
Mickey Bass
b.1943
bass
is a Hard-bop veteran. As a “Jazz Messenger” he Recorded, Composed & Arranged for Art Blakey
Art Blakey
Art Blakey
1919 - 1990
drums
. Also worked as a Bassist with Billy Eckstine
Billy Eckstine
Billy Eckstine
1914 - 1993
vocalist
, Hank Mobley
Hank Mobley
Hank Mobley
1930 - 1986
sax, tenor
, Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
1938 - 2008
trumpet
and Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
b.1930
saxophone
, to name but a few, and Gloria Lynne
Gloria Lynne
Gloria Lynne
b.1931
vocalist
, for whom he also served as Musical Director. Recordings include stints with; Hank Mobley
Hank Mobley
Hank Mobley
1930 - 1986
sax, tenor
& Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan
1938 - 1972
trumpet
for “Blue Note” Records, Bobby Timmons
Bobby Timmons
Bobby Timmons
1935 - 1974
piano
on “Prestige” and Curtis Fuller
Curtis Fuller
Curtis Fuller
b.1934
trombone
on “Mainstream” ...This event is also to further a book launching of Mickeys' original Jazz Improvisational Method, a retail link can be found here for “The Diminished Whole Tone Concept"

Meanwhile...back to the Band, which will feature a very special guest on the Vibraphone who performed with George Shearing
George Shearing
George Shearing
1919 - 2011
piano
and Dave Holland
Dave Holland
Dave Holland
b.1946
bass
and was Co-Leader of “Wingspan" with Mulgrew Miller
Mulgrew Miller
Mulgrew Miller
1955 - 2013
piano
. Myself, I had the fortune to play with him earlier on in his career; one of the formative members of my “Manhattan Burn Unit" along with Carter Jefferson and Michael Carvin
Michael Carvin
Michael Carvin
b.1944
drums
, with whom I recorded “Another Way Out" ( 4 1/2 Stars All Music Guide). This very talented man with a one-of-a-kind sound is Steve Nelson
Steve Nelson
Steve Nelson

vibraphone
. On tenor saxophone will be Charles Davis Jr. who has worked with both Roy Haynes as well as the Sun Ra Orchestra.The Bombardier Eric Allen
Eric Allen
b.1978
drums
is a former alumni of Mr. Bass’ Jazz Ensemble at The Ellington School of The Arts, and has played extensively with Wallace Roney
Wallace Roney
Wallace Roney
b.1960
trumpet
’s Quintet. He has also toured Japan with Vocalist Helen Merrill, and played in Illinois Jacquet’s band, along with Richard Wyands and ‘Slam’ Stewart.

“The genuine uncontrived nature of this music and its' ability to provide a conduit to the souls of the performers and audience alike can only serve to inspire jazz lovers and connect people who could be jazz lovers, if only this music could get greater exposure." —Mercy Monet, Jazz Improv. Magazine

Manhattan Burn Unit @ “Minton's" Be-bop Heritage series Then and Now, November 2006

Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra is located at 2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 and proudly continues to present our remaining Jazz Icon’s, keeping this American Jazz Tradition alive. Performances are on Friday March 28th & Saturday March 29th 2014 with two shows at 8:30PM and 10:30Pm.

Brownstone Entertainment Complex, LLC
Lee O. Bass III, C.E.O.
2844 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Suite 1A
New York, N.Y. 10039, U.S.A.


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