Henry "Skipper" Franklin Quintet
Bassist Henry "The Skipper" Franklin’s prolific career began with Willie Bobo and Archie Shepp. Franklin rose to fame working with Hugh Masakela, appearing on his number-one single, "Grazing in the Grass." He has recorded numerous albums as a leader and has also worked closely with Gene Harris & the Three Sounds, Freddie Hubbard, Bobbi Humphrey, and Hampton Hawes. Franklin has performed in festivals and clubs around the world, including the Monterey International Pop Festival in June of 1967, which was immortalized in the D. A. Pennebaker documentary film of the event, Monterey Pop.
Presented as part of Jazz at LACMA, taking place every Friday through November. Check out the full schedule of upcoming concerts.
The broadcast of "Jazz at LACMA" is made possible through the support of the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky with additional support from the Johnny Mercer Foundation. Promotional support provided by media sponsor KJAZZ 88.1 and community partner Amoeba Music.
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