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
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