Cecil McBee

bass, double bass, bass guitar, finger cymbals, percussion, effects

Sample recordings


Top collaborators

Artist name Roles Recordings
Pharoah Sanders
Art Pepper
Chico Freeman
Arthur Blythe
Woody Shaw

Work on other artists' recordings

Artist name Roles Recordings
Pharoah Sanders bass, effects, finger cymbals, percussion Astral Traveling, Bailophone Dance, Balance, Balance (E), Black Unity, Part I, Black Unity, Part II, High Life, Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum Allah, Izipho Zam, Izipho Zam (E), Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord, Love, Love Is Everywhere, Mansion Worlds, Memories of Lee Morgan, Morning Prayer, Prince Of Peace (E), Prince of Peace, Red, Black & Green, Selflessness, Summun, Bukmun, Umyun, Sun in Aquarius, The Golden Lamp, Thembi, To John, Wisdom Through Music
Art Pepper bass Blues in the Night, Brazil, Chris's Blues, Close to You Alone, Goodbye, Again!, Goodbye, Again! (alternate), Here's That Rainy Day, Lover, Come Back to Me, Mambo Koyama, Melolev, Melolev (alternate), Miss Who?, Mr. Big Falls His J.G. Hand, Ol' Man River, Our Song, Our Song (alternate take), Patricia, That's Love, The Prisoner (Love theme from "The Eyes of Laura Mars"), The Prisoner (alternate take), There Will Never Be Another You, There Will Never Be Another You (alternate), These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You), When the Sun Comes Out, Winter Moon
Chico Freeman bass A Child Is Born, At a Glance, Autumn in New York, C&M, Close to You Alone, Crossing the Sudan, Destiny's Dance, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Each One Teach One, Embracing Oneness, Free Association, In-Spirit, It Never Entered My Mind, Jackie-Ing, Mys-Story, Peace, Same Shame, Taikin' Trash, The Trespasser, Wilpan's Walk
Arthur Blythe bass, double bass After Paris, As Of Yet, Blue Blues, Break Tune, Crescent, Down San Diego Way, Elaborations, Faceless Woman, Hip Dripper, JB Blues, Jana's Delight, Jitterbug Waltz, Lenox Avenue Breakdown, Light Blue, Naima's Love Song, Odessa, Peacemaker, Slidin’ Through
Woody Shaw bass Diversion One, Diversion Two, Iron Man, Jitterbug Waltz, Katerina Ballerina (Alt.), Katrina Ballerina, Katrina Ballerina (alternate take), Love Dance, Obsequious, Sanyas, Song of Songs, Soulfully I Love You, Sun Bath, Symmetry, Tapscott's Blues, Tapscott's Blues (Alt.), Tapscott's Blues (alternate take), Zoltan
Kenny Barron bass Calypso, Close To You Alone, Close to You Alone, Dear Old Stockholm, Dexterity, Hush-A-Bye, Kojo No Tsuki, Lullaby, Lullabye, Phantoms, Ringo Oiwake, Spring Is Here, Sunset, Trinkle, Tinkle, Voyage, What If?
Joanne Brackeen bass C-Sri, Circle, Cosmonaut, Dr. Chang, Estilo Magnifico, Fi-Fi Goes to Heaven, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, I Hear a Rhapsody, Nefertiti, Old Devil Moon, Six Ate, Snooze, Stardust, Zingaro, Zulu
Anthony Braxton bass 317E 32nd Street, April, Baby, Dreams, How Deep is the Ocean, Lennie Bird, Lennies Pennies, Sax of a Kind, Time On My Hands, Two Not One, Victory Ball, Victory Ball (take 2)
Jackie McLean bass 'Snuff, Action, Cancellation, Das' Dat, Hootnan, I Hear A Rhapsody, It's Time, Plight, Revillot, Truth, Wrong Handle
McCoy Tyner Quartets bass Backward Glance, Blues in the Minor, Forbidden Land, I Wanna Stand Over There, Inner Guide, It's You or No One, Manha De Carnaval, Pannonica, Paradox, Stay as Sweet as You Are, The Seeker
Wayne Shorter bass Barracudas (General Assembly), Calm, De pois do amor o vazio, Etcetera, Indian Song, Joy, Penelope, Storm, Toy Tune, Wind
Hampton Hawes bass Blue Hamp / Blue Bird, Bluebird, Carson Blues, My Funny Valentine, Spanish Mood, Spanish Moods, St. Thomas, Stella by Starlight, The Shadows of Your Smile
The Louis Hayes Group bass A Hundred Million Miracles, Dance With Me, Invitation, Kelly Colors, Little Sunflower, My Favorite Things, Nisha, Stardust, Whats Goin On
Leon Thomas double bass A Night in Tunisia, Damn Nam (Ain't Goin' to Vietnam), Echoes, Let the Rain Fall on Me, Malcolm's Gone, One, Song for My Father, The Creator Has a Master Plan (Peace), Um, Um, Um
西門加里 double bass Baptismal Font, Bass Interlude, Ebb and Flow, Heaven's Gift, Reflecting Pool, Storm Surge, Water Theme (reprise), Water: Giver Of Life, White Caps
Dannie Richmond bass Blowin' in the Wind, Freedom Ride, High Camp, John Kennedy Memory Waltz, Mister Nashville, Pfoofnick, Sweet Little Sixteen, The Berkeley Underground, The Spider
Elvin Jones bass A Change Is Gonna Come, A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing, Ask Me Now, A Lullabby of Itsugo Village, Bopsy, Fatima's Waltz, Green Chimneys, It Don't Mean a Thing, Lush Life, Zenzo's Spirit
Chet Baker bass Blues For A Reason, If You Could See Me Now, Imagination, Looking Good Tonight (1), Looking Good Tonight (2), We Know It's Love (1), We Know It's Love (2), Well Spoken
Didier Lockwood bass B Train Blues, Cello Britten, I Can't Tell You to Begin, Legs, Martinique, November Song, Out of the Blue, Round About Midnight
Eddie Harris Quartet bass Autumn in New York, Harlem Nocturne, Historia de un Amor, Love Letters, Lover, Come Back to Me, Photographs of You, The Song Is You, There Was a Time
My Mans N-Them bass Beyond Forever, Blackfoot, If One Could Only See, Oceans of Time, Teule’s Redemption, The Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart, Third Phase, Thy Will Be Done
Coronado bass Day by Day, Emily, Everything She Wants, I've Got the World on a String, Just One of Those Things, Manha de Carnaval, Thinking of You, This Is Always
Abdullah Ibrahim bass Bra Timing From Phomolong, Cape Town, Ek Se Ou Windhoek Toe Nou, Ekaya, Ishmael, Ntyilo, Ntyilo, Sotho Blue
Charles Tolliver double bass 'Round Midnight, Hit the Spot, Mournin' Variations, Rejoicin', Right Now, Suspicion, With Love
The McClain Sisters bass Boperation, Desert Moonlight, Hub-Tones, Just a Ballad for Woody, Lament for Booker, Lotus Blossom, Sandu
Freddie Hubbard bass Embraceable You, My Foolish Heart, My Romance, Poor Butterfly, The Rose Tattoo, Time After Time, When You Wish Upon a Star
Charles McPherson bass Dee Blues, Horizons, I'll Never Stop Loving You, Night Eyes, Promise, Samba D'Orfeo
Hal Galper bass Bemsha Swing, First Song in the Day, Mr. Fixit, Now Hear This, Red Eye Special, Shadow Waltz
Dick Griffin bass Come Be With Me, Eighth Wonder, Flying Back Home, Girl, I Really Love You So, It Could Be, Jakubu's Dance
Gabriel Galvin bass Casbah, Darn That Dream, Greenhouse, Half Nelson, Little Chico, Social Call
Dorothy Silk bass Blues for Duane, I'll Remember April, Jordu, No Dancin', Theme for Maxine, Time Speaks
The Wynton Kelly Trio bass Hackensack, If You Could See Me Now, Milestones, On Green Dolphin Street, On a Clear Day, Speak Low
To Cast a Shadow bass "D" Bass-IC Blues, After the Morning, After the Rain, Chelsea Bridge, Cousin Mary, Duke's Place
Archie Shepp bass Donna Lee, Flamingo, Lady Bird, Now's the Time, Relaxin' at Camarillo
Junior Cook bass Moment to Moment (Part One), Moment to Moment (Part Two), Not Quite That, Sweet Lotus Lips, Yardbird Suite
Andrew Hill bass Awake, I, Now, Prevue, Yomo
Creative Juices bass Hackensack, Milestones, On Green Dolphin Street, On a Clear Day (interlude), Speak Low
Enric Font bass Moment to Moment, Not Quite That, Sweet Lotus Lips, Yardbird Suite
Five O'Clock Jazz Band bass guitar Fables of Faubus, Groovin’ Parade, Increasing Tails, やわらぎ
Alice Coltrane bass Journey in Satchidananda, Shiva-Loka, Something About John Coltrane, Stopover Bombay
Roy Brooks bass Five for Max, The Free Slave, Understanding, Will Pan's Walk
Yusef Lateef bass A Long Time Ago, Chandra, Eboness, Live Humble
Grachan Moncur III bass Gnostic, Nomadic, Thandiwa, The Twins
James Blood Ulmer bass Love Nest, Overtime, Raw Groove, Revealing
Rory Y bass guitar Blue Clef, Gathering, Mystic Beat, Only Look at You
Malevo bass Jabulani-Easter Joy, Tintinyana, First Part, Tintinyana, Second Part
Mal Waldron bass Charlie Parker's Last Supper, Hymn From the Inferno, What It Is
Lester Bowie bass Banana Whistle, Fast Last / C, Lonely Woman
Clemens-Peter Wachenschwanz bass Compassion, Pepi's Samba, Undercurrent
Liz Navarra bass Each One Teach One, My One and Only Love, Wilpan's Walk
渡辺香津美 bass Aqua Beauty, Lonesome Cat
Charles Lloyd double bass Forest Flower - Sunrise
Kip Hanrahan bass Heart on My Sleeve
John Hicks bass Jingle Bell Rock
Henry Threadgill bass The Great Hall