born on 27/3/1960 in Philadelphia, PA, United States
died on 11/11/2016
Links www.victorbailey.com (English)
Victor Bailey (musician)
|Victor Bailey (musician)|
Victor Bailey (born March 27, 1960 in Philadelphia) is an American bass guitar player. He was the bass player for Weather Report during their final years from 1982 to 1986, and launched a solo career in 1988.
Bailey attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston after being disqualified from naval service due to asthma.
Bailey has recorded and/or toured with Omar Hakim, Sonny Rollins, Miriam Makeba, Larry Coryell, Lenny White, Mike Stern, Dennis Chambers, Poogie Bell, Weather Report, Michael Brecker, LL Cool J, Kenny Garrett, Jim Beard, David Gilmore, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Steps Ahead, Sting, Hamiet Bluiet, Olu Dara, Don Alias, Sadao Watanabe, Michael Urbaniak, Ursula Dudziak, Roy Haynes, Tom Browne, Bobby Broom, Kenny Kirkland, Bernard Wright, Don Blackman, Rene McClean, Kevin Eubanks, Tommy Campbell, Kenwood Dennard, Delmar Brown, Najee, Bennie Maupin, Patrice Rushen, Rayford Griffin and Nick Smith, Scott Peaker and David Fiuczynski among others.
Fender has released a Victor Bailey Signature acoustic bass guitar, as well as the Victor Bailey Jazz Bass (Artist series), available in 4, 5-string, fretted and fretless versions. Bailey also uses Hartke amplifiers.
- Bottom's Up, 1989
- Petite Blonde, 1992 (live album, collaboration with Dennis Chambers, Mitch Forman, Chuck Loeb, and Bill Evans)
- Low Blow, 1999
- That's Right!, 2001
- Electric, 2005 (with Larry Coryell and Lenny White)
- Traffic, 2006 (with Larry Coryell and Lenny White)
- Slippin' 'n' Trippin', 2010
- List of Fender Jazz Bass players
- CBW: LARRY CORYELL/VICTOR BAILEY/LENNY WHITE "Traffic" Chesky - washingtonpost.com, www.washingtonpost.com, February 9, 2007. URL accessed on 2008-06-16.
- Fender Victor Bailey Signature 5-String Acoustic Electric Bass Guitar (Natural) MusiciansFriend.com. Retrieved on 1-09-09.
- Fender Victor Bailey Signature 4-String Electric Bass Guitar (Natural) MusiciansFriend.com.
|Studio albums||*Weather Report
|Live albums||*Live in Tokyo
|Singles||*"125th Street Congress"/"Will"
|* Book:Weather Report|