Norman Bates

Norman Louis Bates (August 26, 1927, Boise, Idaho – 29 January 2004) was an American jazz double-bass player.

Bates was the brother of Bob Bates. He played in Jimmy Dorsey's band in 1945-46 and with Raymond Scott and Carmen Cavallaro shortly thereafter. In 1948 he played in a trio with Dave Brubeck, and in 1949 with Paul Desmond. He recorded with Jack Sheedy's Dixieland Jazz Band in 1950. After spending four years in the Air Force, Bates played with Wally Rose's Dixieland Band in 1955 and then replaced his brother Bob Bates in Brubeck's quartet, playing on multiple albums from Dave Brubeck and Jay & Kai at Newport (1956) onwards. He also recorded with Desmond's group again in 1956. In 1957 he left Brubeck, and led a trio in San Francisco.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 26, 1927 (Pocatello), Died January 29, 2004

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 73346 2/6/1946 Ain't misbehavin' (I'm savin' my love for you) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 73347 2/6/1946 I'll always be in love with you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 73348 2/6/1946 I'm glad there is you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 73349 2/6/1946 Perdido (Lost)-1 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 73350 2/7/1946 J.D.'s jump Jimmy Dorsey and his Jammers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 3937 10-in. 8/29/1945 Give me the simple life Bing Crosby instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 3938 10-in. 8/29/1945 It's the talk of the town Bing Crosby instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 3951 10-in. 9/6/1945 Come to baby do Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 3952 10-in. 9/6/1945 Autumn serenade Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 3953 10-in. 9/6/1945 Sweet Lorraine Bing Crosby instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 3954 10-in. 9/6/1945 A door will open Bing Crosby instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 3955 10-in. 9/6/1945 Outer drive Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bates, Norman," accessed June 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303404.

Bates, Norman. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303404.

"Bates, Norman." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303404

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