Chuck Rainey

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Chuck Rainey
Birth nameCharles Walter Rainey III
Born (1940-06-17) June 17, 1940 (age 80)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsBass guitar
Associated acts
Websitewww.chuckrainey.com

Charles Walter Rainey III (born June 17, 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States) is an American bass guitarist who has performed and recorded with many well-known acts, including Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, and Quincy Jones.[1]

Biography[edit]

By the 1970s he had played with Jerome Richardson, Grady Tate, Mose Allison, Gato Barbieri, and Gene Ammons, as well as with Eddie Vinson at the 1971 Montreux Festival.[1]

While his "sideman" philosophy of bass has not brought him the level of recognition of star players such as Jaco Pastorius, Rainey has recorded extensively.[1]

On November 5, 2011, Rainey had a stroke.[2]

In an interview with Chris Jisi in April 2020, Rainey disclosed that he had retired as a bassist and turned his focus to writing his biography and developing a music education enterprise called Rhythm Intensive.[3]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • The Chuck Rainey Coalition (Skye, 1972)
  • Born Again (Hammer 'N Nails, 1981)
  • Coolin' 'N Groovin with Bernard Purdie (Lexington, 1993)
  • Bridge Gate with David T. Walker (Toy's Factory, 1994)
  • Hangin Out Right (Char Walt, 1998)
  • Sing and Dance (CharWalt, 1999)
  • Interpretations of a Groove (Vivid Sound, 2013)

As guest[edit]

With Louis Armstrong

With Gato Barbieri

  • El Pampero (Flying Dutchman, 1972)
  • The Legend of Gato Barbieri (Flying Dutchman, 1973)
  • Bolivia (RCA, 1985)
  • The Third World Revisited (BMG, 1988)

With George Benson

With Donald Byrd

With Joe Cocker

With Larry Coryell

  • Coryell (Vanguard, 1969)
  • Fairyland (Mega, 1971)
  • Basics (Vanguard, 1976)

With The Crusaders

  • Crusaders 1 (Blue Thumb, 1972)
  • Hollywood (MoWest 1972)
  • The Golden Years (GRP, 1992)
  • The Crusaders' Finest Hour (Verve, 2000)

With King Curtis

  • Live at Small's Paradise (ATCO, 1966)
  • Get Ready (ATCO, 1970)
  • Everybody's Talkin' (ATCO, 1972)
  • Instant Groove (Edsel, 1990)

With Aretha Franklin

With Gene Harris

  • Astralsignal (Blue Note, 1974)
  • In a Special Way (Blue Note, 1976)
  • Nexus (Blue Note, 1975)
  • Tone Tantrum (Blue Note, 2001)

With Richard "Groove" Holmes

With Bobbi Humphrey

With Etta James

With Quincy Jones

  • Walking in Space (A&M, 1969)
  • Smackwater Jack (A&M, 1971)
  • Body Heat (A&M, 1974)
  • Mellow Madness (A&M, 1975)
  • I Heard That!! (A&M, 1976)
  • Roots (A&M, 1977)

With Yusef Lateef

With David "Fathead" Newman

With The Rascals

  • Once Upon a Dream (Atlantic, 1968)
  • Freedom Suite (Atlantic, 1969)
  • See (Atlantic, 1969)
  • Peaceful World (Columbia, 1971)
  • Search and Nearness (Atlantic, 1971)

With Steely Dan

With Sadao Watanabe

  • My Dear Life (Flying Disk, 1977)
  • California Shower (Flying Disk, 1978)
  • Nice Shot! (Flying Disk, 1980)

With Ernie Wilkins

  • Blood, Sweat & Brass (Mainstream, 1970)
  • Hard Mother Blues (Mainstream, 1970)
  • Screaming Mothers (Mainstream, 1974)

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chuck Rainey | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  2. ^ "Bass Player Chuck Rainey Suffers Stroke". Billboard. 2011-11-07. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  3. ^ Jisi, Chris. "Bass Magazine Lockdown Check-In With Chuck Rainey". Bass Magazine - The Future of Bass. Retrieved 2020-05-22.

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