Make Your groove Happen Workshops
"Make Your Groove Happen!"

"There’s a problem with analyzing Jerry Jemmott’s transcendent, funk - blues grooves with B.B. King: It’s tough to maintain focus while you’re shaking your butt."


I was led to the bass by the sophisticated funk of Paul Chambers playing "If I Were A Bell" recorded by Miles Davis. I would eventually seek out the funk and soul in every style of music but my next encounter was the raw power and artistry of Charles Mingus and the lean clean Eddie Jones of the Count Basie Band and his explosive side kick on drums, the great Sonny Payne.  Playing the bass in the rhythm section is  like being the axis of a planet as it travels  through time and space.

It's a blast to know that my work has inspired so many others.

Make Your Groove Happen!

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Definitive recordings

With Jerry Jemmott & The Kingpins
The Digitation Dance – WGD1103F-1

With Jerry Jemmott & The Kingpins
It's We – WGD1103S

With Nina Simone

Nina Simone Sings The Blues – RCA SP 3789
Ain't Got No, I Got Life – RCA (single)


With Erma Franklin

Piece of My Heart –- Shout Records S-221


With The Voices of East Harlem

For What It's Worth

With Loraine Ellison
Stay With Me -  - Soul Classics

With B.B. King

Live & Well – MCA 31191
Completely Well – MCA 31039p

With King Curtis and the King Pins

Instant Groove- Atco 33- 293
Everybody's Talkin'-  Atco 33-385
King Curtis Live At Filmore West - Atco SD-359
Don’t Fight The Feelin’ –- Rhino

With King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree
Blues at Montreaux – Atlantic 781389-2

With Aretha Franklin

Aretha Now – Atlantic 8186
This Girl’s In Love With You – Rhino – 71524
Aretha Live At Fillmore West – Atlantic 7205


With Freddie King

Freddie King Is A Blues Master – Atlantic 790345 -2

My Feeling For The Blues ­– 90352-2


With Roberta Flack

Newport In New York ’72 Volume 3 – Kory KK 2002
Killing Me Softly – Atlantic 82793 -2


With Margie Joseph

Margie Joseph – Atlantic SD 77208


With Howard Tate

Howard Tate – Atlantic SD 8303


With The Rascals

Freedom Suite – Atlantic SD 2-901


With Wilson Pickett

Deborah - Atlantic 70 264
Hey Jude – Atlantic 7567 – 80375-2


With Irene Reid

The World Needs What I Need – Polydor 24 4040


With Erroll Garner

Feeling Is Believing – Mercury SR6 - 1308


With Herbie Hancock

Mwandishi – Warner Archives 45732


With George Benson

The Other Side Of Abbey Road – A&M SP 3028


With The Thad Jones and Mel Lewis Orchestra

New Life – Horizon SP 707


With Freddie Hubbard

A Soul Experiment – Atlantic SD 1526


With Archie Shepp

Attica Blues – Impulse/Abc AS - 9222


With Gil Scott Heron

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Flying Dutchman BDL 1-160


With Herbie Mann

Push Push – Atlantic (Embryo SD 532)


With Paul Desmond

Bridge Over Troubled Water – A&M SP 3032


With Les McCann & Eddie Harris

Second Movement – Atlantic 1583 & Label M 5708


With Richard “Groove” Holmes

Comin’ On Home – Blue Note CD 38701


With Shirley Scott

Shirley Scott And The Soul Saxes – Atlantic 1532


With Lou Donaldson

Cosmos – Blue Note BST – 84370


With John Murtaugh

Blues Current – Polydor 24 4016


With Gary McFarland

America The Beautiful ­– Skye SK - 8


With Hank Crawford

Mr. Blues Plays Lady Soul – Atlantic 1523


With Eddie Palmieri

Harlem River Drive – Roulette SR 3004


With The Main Ingredient

All Time Greatest Hits – RCA 9591-2R


With Don Covay

Hot Blood – Mercury SRM –1-1020
Mercy Mercy The Definitive Don Covay – Razor & Tie RE 2053
Checkin’ In With Don Covay – Polygram 836030


With The Sweet Inspirations

The Sweet Inspirations – Atlantic SD8155


With Melba Moore

Look What You’re Doing To The Man – Mercury 61321


With Otis Rush

Mourning in the Morning - Atlantic / WEA


With The Swordsmen

Swordsmen – RCA 4245


With Ronnie Dyson

His All Time Golden Classics- Sony A 26280


With Dee Dee Warwick

Foolish Fool - Mercury SR-61221


With The Players Association

The Players Association – Vanguard VSD- 79384


With Cissy Houston

Presenting Cissy Houston – Commonwealth United


With Jerry Jeff Walker

Mr. Bojangles – Atlantic SD 33 259


With Betty Dylan

American Trash – Daz Unlimited


With Bill ”Junior “ Linton & Jerry Jemmott

The New York View – P-Vine Non Stop PCD – 4769 (Japan)


With The Bass Project – 2

Caught In The Low Beam – P-Vine Non Stop PCD – 4742 (Japan)


With The Best Of The Bass Project

Fat Bottom Bass – P-Vine Non Stop PCD – 8601(Japan)

With Alphonso Sanders
Mississippi Influences “Mississippi” - Talking Wind Music (884501088817)

With Joel Frahm & Bruce Katz

Project A – Anzic Records

With Satan & Adam
Back in the Game –“Thunky Fing Rides Again” -  www.ModernBluesHarmonica

Adam Gussow
South Bound -  www.ModernBluesHarmonica

With Jerry Jemmott & Souler Energy

Make It Happen!!! – WHATCHA GONNA DO – WGD-CD1103
Home Cookin’ –  WHATCHA GONNA DO – WGD-1103B
The Best Of Jerry Jemmott & Souler Energy– WHATCHA GONNA DO – WGD-CD1103C
Bass On The Case – WHATCHA GONNA DO – WGD-CD1103D
Feel This - Jerry Jemmott & Souler Energy  – WGD – 1103E




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