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Wilbur Ware
bass: hardbop, postbop

Wilbur is famous for his percussive approach to the bass, laying the beats down low with a heavy tone. After working in Chicago based bands, Wilbur played with groups led by Stuff Smith, Roy Eldridge In the 50s he recorded with Art Blakey , Johnny Griffin and Thelonious Monk. In 1969 he played with Clifford Jordan, Elvin Jones and Sonny Rollins.