One of the best known names within the music industry, Jim Hughart, acoustic and electric bassist, has been a mainstay in the recording studios since the 60's.
Like so many of the top studio musicians, he's a virtuoso jazz great in his own right, and he can be relied on to play any and all the styles in the studios, from classical to funk. He's been Ella's bassist, and Ellington's and Sinatra's, and he's had long associations with everyone from Joe Pass to Tom Waits.
After he won his third Most Valuable Player Award as presented by The Recording Academy, the maximum number allowable, he was honored with the MVP Emeritus Award. A small sample of the artists he's worked with: Oscar Peterson, Roy Clark, Johnny Rivers, Joni Mitchell, Sonny Stitt, the Beach Boys, Barney Kessel, Boz Scaggs, Lou Rawls, Adam Sandler, Peggy Lee, Wayne Newton, Nina Simone, David Axelrod, Sammy Davis Jr., Terry Gibbs, Tim Buckley, Rosemary Clooney, Milt Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Warne Marsh, Burt Bacharach, Joan Baez, Carmer McRae, Aaron Neville, Buddy Collette, Tony Bennett, Cannonball Adderley, the Osmonds, and Tori Amos. Trivia experts will want to note that he is probably the only musician who resigned from Sinatra's band twice (but under friendly circumstances both times!).
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