Chicago Jazz Revealed with Frank Russell


On this episode of CHICAGO JAZZ REVEALED publisher of Chicago Jazz Magazine Mike Jeffers sits down with bassist Frank Russell to discuss his upcoming performance at the Promontory Chicago on July 3rd where he will pay tribute jazz bass guitarists that have influenced him over the years.

In addition they also talk about how he first got started playing bass, his time performing throughout the country with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and his unique style of playing that has garnered him recogintion from throughout the country.

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Frank Russell
Chicago native Frank Russell has been playing bass since age 14. Throughout his illustrious career, Frank has performed or recorded with Ken Chaney, Wallace Roney, Robert Irving III, Freddie Hubbard, Ramsey Lewis, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Peter Erskine, Alphonse Mouzon and many others. He has also recorded five CDs with Chicago guitarist Henry Johnson and is a past recipient of the Hennessy Best of Chicago Jazz Search with the Ken Chaney Xperience. Frank’s debut CD, Covering All Basses, was released in 2005 with his sophomore follow-up Circle Without End released in 2011.