Tim Lefebvre

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Tim Lefebvre
Tim Lefebvre with Tedeschi Trucks Band, 2014.jpg
Lefebvre with Tedeschi Trucks Band, Hitomi Kinen Kōdō, Tokyo, 2014
Background information
Also known as
  • Tim Lafave
  • Skip Herbertson
  • Johnny Fever
Born (1968-02-04) February 4, 1968 (age 55)
Foxboro, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician
Instrument(s)Bass guitar, double bass
Website www.timlefebvremusic.com

Tim Lefebvre (born February 4, 1968) [1] is an American bass guitarist. Both as a session musician and band member, he has worked with a wide range of musicians, including David Bowie, The Black Crowes, Elvis Costello, Sting, Empire of the Sun, The Sleepy Jackson, Wayne Krantz, Patti Austin, John Mayer, Jovanotti, Chuck Loeb, Mark Guiliana, Jamie Cullum, Chris Botti, and Knower. [2] [3] A member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band until 2018, [4] he also performed on film and television soundtracks, including Ocean's Twelve , The Departed , Analyze That , The Sopranos , and 30 Rock . [3] [5]

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Called a "musical linguist" by Bass Musician magazine, Lefebvre is proficient in various genres, including rock, jazz, fusion, electronica, and R&B. [3]

Lefebvre played bass on David Bowie's final studio album, Blackstar , which was released two days before Bowie's death in 2016. [4] [6] [7]

Equipment

Lefebvre's equipment as published in Bass Player : [1]

Bass guitars
Rig
Effects

Discography

As co-leader

As sideman

With David Bowie

With Till Brönner

With Uri Caine

With Carmen Cuesta

With Bill Evans

With Wayne Krantz

With Chuck Loeb

With Donny McCaslin

With Chris Potter

With Andy Snitzer

With others

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References

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