Jack Six

Jack Six (July 26, 1930 - 2015) was an American jazz double-bassist and composer.

Six was born in Danville, Illinois, and initially learned trumpet as a teenager before switching to bass. He studied at Juilliard in 1955-1956, then played in several big bands, including the Tommy Dorsey band after Dorsey's death (under Warren Covington's direction) and the bands of Claude Thornhill and Woody Herman. In the first half of the 1960s he played with Don Elliott, Jimmy Raney, Kenny Davern, The Dukes of Dixieland, and Herbie Mann; he continued working with Davern alongside Dick Wellstood as the house band for the Ferryboart, a club in Brielle, New Jersey. He became a member of Dave Brubeck's ensemble in 1968, remaining with Brubeck until 1974, and also played with Tal Farlow during this time. In the 1970s he worked with Illinois Jacquet and Jay McShann, among others. He directed musical events at a casino in Atlantic City in the early 1980s and recorded with Susannah McCorkle and Jack Reilly; later that decade he returned to Brubeck's ensemble, remaining with him until he retired in the 1990s.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 26th, 1930 (Danville), Died February 24th, 2015

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1958 - 1964

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 104855 4/23/1958 Song of India Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104856 4/23/1958 Tea for two cha cha Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104857 4/23/1958 My baby just cares for me Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104858 4/23/1958 Boogie woogie Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104872 4/24/1958 Swanee river Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104873 4/23/1958 Opus one Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104874 4/24/1958 Hawaiian war chant Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104875 4/24/1958 I'm gettin' sentimental over you Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 105015 5/26/1958 Satan takes a holiday Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 105016 5/26/1958 Swingin' on nothin' Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 105017 5/26/1958 Liebestraum Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 105018 5/26/1958 Easy does it Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 105019 5/26/1958 The dipsy doodle Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 114516 2/11/1964 Baby Dave Pike Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 114517 2/11/1964 Sandunga Dave Pike Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 114518 2/11/1964 Latin blues Dave Pike Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 114732 3/31/1964 La playa Dave Pike Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 114733 3/31/1964 Not a tear Dave Pike Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 114734 3/31/1964 Que males querer Dave Pike Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 114735 3/31/1964 Montuna orita Dave Pike Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 114736 3/31/1964 Dream garden Dave Pike Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 114737 4/2/1964 Aphrodite Dave Pike Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 114738 4/2/1964 South sea Dave Pike Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 114739 4/2/1964 Mambo dinero Dave Pike Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 114740 4/2/1964 Vikki Dave Pike Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Six, Jack," accessed May 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/344053.

Six, Jack. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/344053.

"Six, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/344053

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