Victor Sproles

Victor Sproles (born November 18, 1927 in Chicago, died May 13, 2005[1]) was an American jazz bassist.[1]

Sproles worked in the 1950s with Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan and appears on the Sun Ra recordings Super-Sonic Jazz, Sound of Joy and Deep Purple.

In 1957 he appeared on the Verve recording Stan Meets Chet with Stan Getz and Chet Baker.

In 1960 he joined Johnny Griffin's Big Soul Band and in 1961 played in Muhal Richard Abrams' Experimental Band.

In 1964 he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, recording the album 'SMake It for Limelight; Lee Morgan and his old Sun Ra bandmate John Gilmore were in the group. He recorded two more albums with the Messengers after Gilmore left.

He subsequently appeared Lee Morgan's Blue Note albums The Rumproller and The Sixth Sense.

In 1974 he played in Clark Terry's big band and appeared on Buddy DeFranco's album Free Fall.


With Johnny Griffin

With Larry Willis


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