Remembering Bob Cunningham
December 28, 1934 – April 1, 2017
Bob Cunningham, bass
James Weidman, piano
G. Earl Grice, drums
Cynthia Holiday, Guest vocalist
Born in Cleveland in 1934, Bob Cunningham was a much in demand sideman with giants like Max Roach, Freddie Hubbard, Art Blakely, Junior Mance, Ken McIntyre, Sun Ra, Joe Lee Wilson and Frank Townsend.
He recorded and toured extensively with the Yusef Lateef Quartet from North and South America to Africa, the Caribbean and throughout Europe.
“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and playing with Bob for over 40 years,” said saxophonist and composer Bill Saxton. “He was my big brother, always pushing to be better. He was one of the best.”