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Victor Bailey’s Basses and Memorabilia Featured In Auction

News from the estate of the late, great Victor Bailey. As per Victor’s wishes, his estate is placing several of his basses and other studio and road gear up for auction on May 14, 2017
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Victor Bailey’s Basses Featured In Auction

News from the estate of the late, great Victor Bailey. As per Victor’s wishes, his estate is placing several of his basses and other studio and road gear up for auction on May 14, 2017, via Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers [see link below]. Among the basses is Bailey’s 1986 Pensa-Suhr J4, used on the recording of his first solo album, Bottom’s Up [Atlantic, 1989], as well as on albums and tours with Steps Ahead, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, and Bireli Lagrene. Other basses include a Fender Victor Bailey Signature acoustic bass guitar, two Fender Jazz Basses, a Fodera NYC Deluxe, and a fretless Ibanez Roadstar. A Boss pedalboard with six effects and a tuner, a pair of Fender barstools, and Madonna memorabilia round out the auction. In addition, Berklee Bass Dept. Chairman Steve Bailey and members of the Bass Department will hold a Tribute to Victor Bailey performance on May 12 at the Skinner Boston Gallery, 63 Park Place, Boston, MA.

For more on the Tribute Concert: CLICK HERE 

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Just a few of the basses up for auction. 

According to Jack Frisch of Upright Graphics, who served as Victor’s assistant for many years, proceeds from the auctions will help fund special events related to Victor’s memory and legacy, “as well as one very special musical project Victor’s family will discuss at a future date.”

To visit the auction: CLICK HERE

For more on Victor Bailey: CLICK HERE

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FROM HIS ’80S HEYDAY WITH WEATHER Report and Steps Ahead through his mid ’90s stint with Madonna, two tours of duty with the Joe Zawinul Syndicate, and up to his recent stint in the Bill Evans/Randy Brecker Soulbop Band, Victor Bailey has earned his stripes as a reliable groovemeister and consummate accompanist. He stepped out from that supportive role on a few rare occasions, notably his three recordings as a leader—1989’s Bottom’s Up, 1999’s Low Blow, and 2001’s That’s Right—but Bailey has never before played as much bass as he does on his latest solo outing, Slippin’ N’ Trippin’, his most satisfying and rewarding project to date.