Clint Houston

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An excellent bassist able to play stimulating lines and engage in close interplay in advanced jazz settings, Clint Houston has long been underrated by everyone except the musicians who play with him.…
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An excellent bassist able to play stimulating lines and engage in close interplay in advanced jazz settings, Clint Houston has long been underrated by everyone except the musicians who play with him. He picked up important experience in the house band at Slugs in New York with George Cables, and worked regularly with Nina Simone (1969), Roy Haynes (1970), Roy Ayers (1971-1973), Charles Tolliver (1973-1975), Stan Getz (1975-1977), and Woody Shaw (1977-1979). The bassist is probably best-known for his long association with Joanne Brackeen (1978-1986), and his recordings with the great pianist. Houston has also played with Slide Hampton's World of Trombones, Pepper Adams, Roland Hanna, and Frank Foster, among many others, and has thus far had two opportunities to lead his own record dates, one apiece for Storyville (1978) and Timeless (1979), both of which also feature Brackeen.