A photo of Henry Franklin.

Henry Franklin

Henry Franklin is a jazz double-bassist. Franklin played on Hugh Masekela’s 1968 number one single, “Grazing in the Grass,” as well as with Masekela’s band at the Monterey International Pop Festival in June 1967. In addition, Franklin has played and recorded with Gene Harris & the Three Sounds, Hampton Hawes, Freddie Hubbard, Bobbi Humphrey, Willie Bobo, Archie Shepp, O.C. Smith, Count Basie, Stevie Wonder and Al Jarreau. Franklin’s recording—composed by Sanifu Al Hall, Jr.– “Soft Spirit” was featured on the breakbeat compilation Tribe Vibes as it had been sampled by the musical group A Tribe Called Quest.

    Releases by This Artist

  • A photo of the cover of the Wide HIve release, Perseverence by Phil Ranelin.