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Scott LaFaro

1936 - 1961

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Rocco Scott LaFaro (April 3, 1936 – July 6, 1961) was an American jazz double bassist known for his work with the Bill Evans Trio. LaFaro broke new ground on the instrument, developing a countermelodic style of accompaniment rather than playing traditional walking basslines, as well as virtuosity that was practically unmatched by any of his contemporaries. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Scott LaFaro has received more than 405,234 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Scott LaFaro is the 1,060th most popular musician (down from 997th in 2019), the 5,192nd most popular biography from United States (down from 4,896th in 2019) and the 389th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Scott LaFaro ranks 1,060 out of 2,662Before him are Grandmaster Flash, ATB, Terry Bozzio, Ralph Kirkpatrick, Peter Machajdík, and Scott Columbus. After him are Glen Matlock, Conny Plank, Jaki Liebezeit, Dave Holland, Mieczysław Horszowski, and Trịnh Công Sơn.

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Among people born in 1936, Scott LaFaro ranks 290Before him are James Harrison, Brian Blessed, Kigeli V of Rwanda, Susana Duijm, Robert W. Floyd, and Michał Heller. After him are Gwyneth Jones, Birthe Wilke, Victor Lanoux, Carl Icahn, Emil Loteanu, and Jurij Koch. Among people deceased in 1961, Scott LaFaro ranks 107Before him are Joseph M. Schenck, Charles D. B. King, James Thurber, Percy Grainger, Walter Bedell Smith, and Olav Bjaaland. After him are Alberto Chividini, Paul W. Merrill, Leonhard Frank, Maneca, Nita Naldi, and Kiyotake Kawaguchi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Scott LaFaro ranks 5,192 out of 18,182Before him are Antoine Fuqua (1966), Charles Kittel (1916), Jack Northrop (1895), Carl Scarborough (1914), Edward O. Thorp (1932), and Eugene Parker (1927). After him are Dennis Dugan (1946), Jennifer Esposito (1973), Paul Scheuring (1968), Kerwin Mathews (1926), Randy Orton (1980), and Earle Meadows (1913).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Scott LaFaro ranks 389Before him are Sterling Morrison (1942), Steve Stevens (1959), Blackie Lawless (1956), Terry Bozzio (1950), Ralph Kirkpatrick (1911), and Scott Columbus (1956). After him are Moe Tucker (1944), Nathan East (1955), Helen Merrill (1930), Glenn Danzig (1955), Jack Nitzsche (1937), and Richard Marx (1963).