Charles Fambrough

Charles Fambrough (August 25, 1950  January 1, 2011[1]) was an American jazz bassist, composer and record producer[2] from Philadelphia.[3]

Fambrough was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers during the early 1980s. He also played with McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Airto Moreira, and Shirley Scott, among many others.


As leader

Year Album Personnel Label
1991 The Proper Angle Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland, Jeff Tain Watts CTI Records
1992 The Charmer Roy Hargrove, Kenny Garrett, Abdullah Ibrahim, Stephen Scott, Billy Drummond CTI
1993 Blues at Bradley’s Donald Harrison, Joe Ford, Steve Turre, Bill O'Connell, Bobby Broom, Ricky Sebastian, Steve Berrios CTI
1995 City Tribes Craig Handy, John Swana, Bill O'Connell, Ricky Sebsastian, Marlon Simon, Cafe, Dave Valentin Evidence
1994 Keeper of The Spirit John Swana, Ralph Bowen, Grover Washington Jr. AudioQuest Music[4]
1996 Impressions of Jazz Eric Mintel Jazz Lions
1997 Upright Citizen Grover Washington, Jr., Gerald Albright, George Duke, Alex Bugnon, Jon Lucien NuGroove
2002 Live at Zansibar Blue Bill O'Connell, Joe Ford, Sean Jones, Wilby Fletcher, Lenny White, Roland Guerrero Random Chance
2003 StoneJazz Mark Kramer, Lenny White, Mulgrew Miller, Steve Johns, Ralph Peterson, George Colligan LightYear

As sideman

With Kei Akagi

  • Mirror Puzzle (1994)[5]

With Art Blakey

With Craig Handy

With Wynton Marsalis

With Eric Mintel

  • Impressions of Jazz (Jazz Lions, 1996)

With McCoy Tyner

With Roland Kirk


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