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An early bebop bass player whose walking bass lines may be heard on "koko" and "leap frog."


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The early bebop bass player mentioned is Dillon "Curley" Russell. He was an American jazz double-bassist, who played bass on many bebop recordings like Ko-ko, Leap Frog, Lover Man. He was in demand for his ability to play at the rapid tempos typical of bebop, and appears on several key recordings of the period.

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