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Al McKibbon

Born: 
01/01/1919
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Died: 
07/29/2005
Years Active: 
1940's-1990's
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Al McKibbon was an American jazz double bassist, known for his work in bop, hard bop and Latin jazz. Born in Chicago, his family relocated to Detroit in 1921, where McKibbon's older brother later played with the Midwest Territorial Orchestra. While a student at Detroit's Cass Tech, McKibbon studied bass and piano, and by 17 was gigging steadily at the local nightclub the B&C.