Cleveland Eaton

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Cleveland Josephus Eaton II (August 31, 1939 – July 5, 2020) was an American jazz double bassist, producer, arranger, composer, publisher, and record producer. He was born in Fairfield, Alabama.

His most famous works were playing with the Ramsey Lewis Trio and the Count Basie Orchestra. His 1975 recording Plenty Good Eaton is considered a classic in the funk music genre.[1] He has been added into both the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.[2][3][4][5]

Eaton died on July 5, 2020 at a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama at the age of 80.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cleveland Eaton | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  2. "Alabama Music Hall of Fame :: Cleveland Eaton". March 26, 2017. Archived from the original on March 26, 2017.
  3. "Untitled Document". July 2, 2015. Archived from the original on July 2, 2015.
  4. "Birmingham Jazz Legend – Cleveland Eaton | Southern Living Blog". March 27, 2017. Archived from the original on March 27, 2017.
  5. Fuqua, C.S. (2011). Alabama Musicians: Musical Heritage from the Heart of Dixie. The History Press. ISBN 9781609491574.
  6. Beahm, Anna (July 5, 2020). "Alabama-born jazz bassist Cleveland Eaton dies at 80e". The Birmingham News. Retrieved July 5, 2020.