Jazz Insights

Scott LaFaro

Scott LaFaro

Dr. Vernick explores the career of jazz bassist Scott LaFaro who is known for revolutionizing the role of his instrument. The first segment is devoted to his early work prior to joining the Bill Evans Trio and becoming a young star of the jazz scene. The second segment Gordon presents examples of LaFaro’s work with bands both big and small leading up to the group he formed with Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy which helped launch the free jazz movement.

Jazz Insights - Scott LaFaro - Part 1
Jazz Insights - Scott LaFaro - Part 2
Jazz Insights - Scott Lafaro - Part 3
Jazz Insights - Scott Lafaro - Part 4

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