Jamaaladeen Tacuma

Jamaaladeen Tacuma

Jazz bass player, born in Hempstead, NY and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Has played with the likes of Ornette Coleman and Nona Hendryx as well as hip-hop artists such as Black Thought from The Roots.



“Dancing, racing, and singing with clarity unequaled in the realm of bass guitar.” DOWNBEAT

“Jamaaladeen is the master of the sequence.” ORNETTE COLEMAN

“Tacuma has developed an instrumental conception for the bass that could well be the sound of the future, if today's musicians are brave enough to confront it.” THE RECORD

“JAMAALADEEN TACUMA BREAKING BASS BARRIERS. . . He is coming to be regarded as one of the most distinctive forces on bass guitar to emerge in the past decade.” GUITAR PLAYER

“Mr. Tacuma seems equally capable of attaining that greater sophistication and intelligence without sacrificing his earthy roots - just as Mr. Coleman has done.” NEW YORK TIMES

“The baddest electric bassist virtuoso in years.” MUSICIAN MAGAZINE

“Tacuma has always been ahead of the average hipness curve.” BASS PLAYER

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