JAZZforum: Steve Novosel with Rusty Hassan
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Legendary bassist and cornerstone of the Washington, DC jazz scene, Steve Novosel, discusses his career with veteran jazz broadcaster and historian, Rusty Hassan. From his first touring and recording gig with the Trio ESP in the 60's, Steve moved up rapidly in the world of jazz bassists, playing and recording with Andrew White, Roland Kirk, Stanley Cowell, David "Fathead" Newman, Eddie Harris and Shirley Horn. He has toured with Red Norvo, Tal Farlow, Al Grey and Larry Willis and has performed with a list of jazz greats that includes Cedar Walton, McCoy Tyner, Hank Jones, Milt Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Sonny Rollins, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Harry "Sweets" Edison, James Moody, Archie Shepp and Blue Mitchell. Always in great demand as an accompanist for singers, he has played with everyone from Billy Eckstine, Joe Williams and Donny Hathaway to Anita O'Day, Roberta Flack, Betty Carter and Shirley Horn. An educator and mentor to generations of bass players, Novosel has taught in programs throughout the area and has been on the Music Program faculty at the University of the District of Columbia since 1989. Recital Hall (Performing Arts - Bldg. 46-West).