Buell Neidlinger

Buell Neidlinger

born on 2/3/1936 in Westport, CT, United States

died on 16/3/2018 in Whidbey Island, WA, United States

Buell Neidlinger

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Buell Neidlinger (born March 2, 1936) is an American cellist and double bassist.

Neidlinger was born in Westport, Connecticut. After Yale University, he moved to New York City and began playing in various jazz settings. He joined Cecil Taylor's group in 1955, played with Herbie Nichols and recorded extensively with Taylor's groups with Steve Lacy and with Archie Shepp among others until 1961.[1] He was also involved with new directions in classical music (John Cage, Mauricio Kagel, George Crumb) and Gunther Schuller' s Third Stream music.

He has worked extensively as an orchestral and as a session bassist before becoming a musical educator at the New England Conservatory and CalArts. Together with Marty Krystall he founded K2B2 Records.

In 1983, he performed on the Antilles Records release Swingrass '83.[2]


As Leader

  • 1961: New York City R&B (Barnaby) with Cecil Taylor
  • 1980: Ready For the 90's (K2B2 2069) as Krystall Klear and the Buells
  • 1981: Our Night Together (K2B2 2169) as Krystall Klear and the Buells
  • 1983: Big Day At Ojai (K2B2 2369) as Buellgrass
  • 1983: Marty's Garage (K2B2 2269)
  • 1987: Thelonious (K2B2 2569)
  • 1987: Buell Neidlinger Quartet Live at Ravenna Jazz '87 with Special Guest Steve Lacy (K2B2 3969) with Steve Lacy
  • 1989: 2 By 2 (K2B2 4169) with Anthony Braxton
  • 1989: The Complete Candid Recordings Of Cecil Taylor And Buell Neidlinger (Mosaic) with Cecil Taylor
  • 1989: Aurora (Denon 73148) as Aurora
  • 1990: Big Drum (K2B2 3069)
  • 1991: Locomotive (Soul Note)
  • 1995: Blue Chopsticks A Portrait of Herbie Nichols (K2B2 3169)
  • 1996: Across the Tracks (K2B2 6923)
  • 1997: Rear View Mirror (K2B2 2969)
  • 2001: Thelonious Atmosphere (K2B2 3269)
  • 2005: All Strung Out. Adventures In Buellgrass. (K2B2 3569)
  • 2005: Krystall Klear and the Buells - This Way Is West (K2B2 3369)
  • 2009: Basso Profundo (Vivace 8001)

As sideman

With Cecil Taylor

  • 1956: Jazz Advance (Transition)
  • 1958: At Newport (Verve)
  • 1959: Looking Ahead! (Contemporary)
  • 1959: Love for Sale (United Artists)
  • 1959: In Transition (Blue Note)
  • 1960: The World of Cecil Taylor (Candid)
  • 1960: Air (Candid)
  • 1961: Cell Walk for Celeste (Candid)
  • 1961: Jumpin' Punkins (Candid)

With Steve Lacy

With Jean-Luc Ponty and Frank Zappa

  • 1970: King Kong (World Pacific)
  • 1976: Cantaloupe Island (Blue Note)

With Van Dyke Parks

With David Grisman

  • 1978: Hot Dawg (Horizon)

With Peter Rowan

  • 1978: Peter Rowan (Flying Fish)
  • 1996: Bluegrass Boy (Sugar Hill)

With Richard Greene

  • 1979: Ramblin' (Rounder)
  • 1997: Sales Tax Toddle (Rebel)
  • 1996: Wolves A' Howlin' (Rebel)

With Earth, Wind, and Fire

With Stewart Copeland

  • 1983: Rumblefish (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (A&M)

With Leo Kottke

  • 1986: A Shout Toward Noon (Private Music)
  • 1988: Regards from Chuck Pink (Private Music)

With Anthony Braxton

  • 1987: Six Monk's Compositions (Black Saint)

With Ry Cooder

  • 1987: Get Rhythm (Warner Bros.)

With Duane Eddy

With Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson

  • 1988: Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films (A&M)

With Ruben Blades

  • 1988: Nothing But the Truth (Elektra)

With Sam Phillips

  • 1988: The Indescribable Wow (Virgin)

With The Beach Boys

  • 1988: Cocktail (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Elektra)

With Elvis Costello

  • 1989: Spike (Warner Bros.)

With Roy Orbison

  • 1989: Mystery Girl (Virgin)

With Bob Seger

  • 1991: The Fire Inside (Capitol)

With Natalie Cole

  • 1991: Unforgettable (Elektra)

With Pops Staples

  • 1992: Peace to the Neighborhood (PointBlank)

With Frank Sinatra

  • 1993: Duets (Capitol)

With Barbra Streisand

  • 1994: Ordinary Miracles (Columbia)

With Bonnie Raitt

  • 1994: Longing In Their Hearts (Capitol)

With Darol Anger

  • 1999: Diary of a Fiddler (Compass)

Featured Classics

  • Franz Schubert: Quintet in A op. 114 ("Trout") with Peter Serkin and Tashi (RCA ARLI1882)
  • Paul Chihara: GRASS Concerto for Bass and Orchestra London Symphony Orchestra (Turnabout 34372)
  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with Neville Marriner (Angel 537081)
  • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances Neville Marriner / Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (Angel CDC - 7471162)
  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with Neville Marriner (Argo ZRG 792)


  1. Yanow, Scott. [Buell Neidlinger at All Music Guide Buell Neidlinger: Biography]. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-11-04.
  2. [Buell Neidlinger at All Music Guide Allmusic review]

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