Henry "Skipper" Franklin (born Los Angeles, California, October 1, 1940) is an American jazz double-bassist.
BiographyFranklin played on Hugh Masekela's 1968 number one single, "Grazing in the Grass," as well as with Masekela's band at the Monterey International Pop Festival in June 1967. In addition, Franklin has played and recorded with Gene Harris & the Three Sounds, Hampton Hawes, Freddie Hubbard, Bobbi Humphrey, Willie Bobo,Archie Shepp, O.C. Smith, Count Basie, Stevie Wonder and Al Jarreau. Franklin's recording—composed by Sanifu Al Hall, Jr.-- "Soft Spirit" was featured on thebreakbeat compilation Tribe Vibes as it had been sampled by the musical group A Tribe Called Quest.
Encourage by his father, Sammy Franklin, a jazz trumpeter and bandleader, he studied with Al McKibbon and George Morrow and listening to Paul Chambers. Henry Just release a new CD call "TWO VIEWS" Line-up: Henry Franklin - Bass Cecilia Coleman - Piano Kirk Lightsey - Piano Ben Clatworthy - Tenor Saxophone, Flute Carl Burnett - Drums Calvin Keys - Guitar Lee Jimenez - Percussion C. Infinite - Spoken Word and Doug Watkins. As Henry tell us this was an in prompt CD his good friend painist Kirk Lightsey came in town to visit and they decided to recoed this CD, Listening as Henry talks about how this prpoject came about. Interview was recorded 3/11/2015 in the LA area. for more information www.henryfranklin.com. Phone number (951) 943.4740 for a copy of this, his newest CD.
From Henry Franklin new CD "Two Views" (2015) songs in order 1, Jazz Was Born 2, Heaven Dance 3,Blue For Drayce 4, Frank Tunes 5, Brother Rudolph 6, Punjab
information www.henryfranklin.com. Phone number (951) 943.4740
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