Fred Hopkins

Fred Hopkins (October 10, 1947 – January 7, 1999) was a Chicago double bassist who played a major role in the development of the avant-garde jazz movement. He was a member of the avant garde jazz trio Air (with Henry Threadgill and Steve McCall) and David Murray's Low Class Conspiracy; he frequently worked with the cellist Diedre Murray. Hopkins played with other musicians including Muhal Richard Abrams, Don Pullen, Hamiet Bluiett, Andrew Cyrille, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Sunny Murray, Kahil El'Zabar, Malachi Thompson, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Anthony Braxton and Marion Brown.


As leader

  • 1990: Prophesy (About Time)[1]

With Air

As sideman

With Ahmed Abdullah

With Muhal Richard Abrams

With Hamiet Bluiett

With Charles Brackeen

With Peter Brötzmann

  • Songlines (FMP, 1991)

With Kahil El'Zabar

With Craig Harris

With Oliver Lake

With Michael Marcus

  • Here At! (Soul Note, 1993)

With Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre

With Jemeel Moondoc

With David Murray

With Bern Nix

  • Alarms and Excursions (New World, 1993)

With Don Pullen

With Horace Tapscott

With Malachi Thompson

With Henry Threadgill

With Tom Varner

With the World Saxophone Quartet


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