Wilbur Bascomb (Jeff Beck, Alphonse Mouzon, Grace Jones)


He anchored one of the most influential and essential albums of the classic jazz rock fusion era: Jeff Beck’s Wired (1976).


Son of noted jazz trumpeter “Dud” Bascomb (Duke Ellington, Erskine Hawkins) Wilbur waxed several sides and performed with a wide array of artists including Alphonse Mouzon, Idris Muhammad, Andy Bey, Grace Jones, Roy Ayers, Bobbi Humphrey, Galt MacDermot’s New Pulse Band with Bernard Purdie, BB King, the original soundtrack to Hair, Mick Taylor, and James Brown, among others.


In addition to his high-profile jazz fusion / funk-soul pedigree, Wilbur is a renowned studio player (TV, film soundtracks) and has also led his ensembles under his own name, including Bad Bascomb.


Wilbur Bascomb Sound & Vision….


Jeff Beck: “Head for Backstage Pass” https://youtu.be/ZYmZnVR51SQ


Jeff Beck: “Sophie” https://youtu.be/KU2u07G_XLc


Tony Senatore’s rendition of Jeff Beck’s “Come Dancing” https://youtu.be/Xs8zeiKITHI


Wilber on the bandstand with Free / Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke, and session ace G.E. Smith, and keys man Jeff Kazee:


“Johnny Too Bad” https://youtu.be/UW-5wblHJnA


“All Right Now” https://youtu.be/AkveK6DScKY


“Heartbreaker” https://youtu.be/WQpq1jWxIGA


Bad Bascomb “Black Grass” https://youtu.be/XFcEBz_m4y0


Grace Jones “Pull Up to the Bumper” https://youtu.be/Tc1IphRx1pk


Idris Muhammad “Moon Hymn” https://youtu.be/XpiSUBwFNfU


Wilbur Bascomb “Out of Body Experience” https://youtu.be/pZlaO9uUn20


Roy Ayers “Sensitize” https://youtu.be/eSbkeCBo8fw