McCoy Tyner - Avery Sharpe - Louis Hayes (Berlin 1987)
|Birth name||Avery George Sharpe|
|Born||August 23, 1954|
Valdosta, Georgia, U.S.
|Associated acts||McCoy Tyner|
Sharpe began playing piano at age eight and also studied accordion in his youth. He learned both electric and acoustic bass as a teenager, then studied with Reggie Workman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He played with Wynton Marsalis and Pat Metheny before joining McCoy Tyner's sextet; from 1984 through 2002 he played with Tyner's trio. He has also played as a sideman with Archie Shepp, Yusef Lateef, Ricky Ford, Joe Ford, and others. As a leader, he has release on Sunnyside Records, and several albums on his own label, JKNM.
- Unspoken Words (Sunnyside, 1988)
- Extended Family (JKNM, 1993)
- Extended Family, Vol. 2: Thoughts of My Ancestors (JKNM, 1995)
- Extended Family, Vol. 3: Family Values (JKNM, 2001)
- Dragon Fly (JKNM, 2005)
- Epic Ebony Journey (JKNM, 2005)
- Legends and Mentors (JKNM, 2008)
With Yusef Lateef
With McCoy Tyner