John Lindberg (jazz musician)

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John Lindberg
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John Lindberg, mœrs festival 2010
Background information
Born (1959-03-16) March 16, 1959 (age 63)
Royal Oak, Michigan, US
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsDouble bass
Years active1977–present
LabelsBlack Saint
Website johnlindberg.com

John Lindberg (born March 16, 1959) is an American jazz double-bassist.

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Early life

Lindberg was born in Royal Oak, Michigan. He began his professional career at the age of 16, eventually moving to New York City in 1977. [1]

Career

After moving to New York, he played with the Human Arts Ensemble alongside Joseph Bowie and Bobo Shaw. [2] In 1977, with James Emery and Billy Bang, Lindberg co-founded the String Trio of New York. [3] In 1980 he formed a trio with Jimmy Lyons and Sunny Murray. From 1980 to 1983 he lived in Paris, playing there solo and with Murray and John Tchicai. [1] He has recorded extensively as a leader. John Lindberg studied bass with the bassist from the Battle Creek, Michigan symphony orchestra and jazz musician Roscoe Mitchell.

Discography

As leader

With the String Trio of New York

As sideman

With Anthony Braxton

With Human Arts Ensemble

With Susie Ibarra

With Jimmy Lyons and Sunny Murray

With Kevin Norton

With Wadada Leo Smith

With BLOB

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References

  1. 1 2 John Lindberg at Allmusic
  2. "Point from which creation begins": The Black Artists' Group of St. Louis ISBN   1-883-98251-0
  3. The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, Sixth Edition ISBN   0-140-51521-6