Few musicians leave their audiences with a feeling that they have truly witnessed something amazing. Artist/Producer/Performer/Arranger/Innovator AND Bassist - JAMAALADEEN TACUMA does just that.Jamaaladeen has always stretched the mold of what and how a bassist is supposed to play. HE has simply re-defined his instrument's artistic potential. In the mid 70's, his creatively free approach to the bass caught the eye of saxophonist Ornette Coleman. Tacuma became a member of Coleman's electric band, Prime Time, he toured with the group and played on some of Coleman's historic recordings : "Dancing In Your Head", "Body Meta", and "Of Human Feelings".Tacuma continued to press the musical envelope with his debut album in 1983 entitled simply, "Showstopper": Renaissance Man (1984), Music World (1987) and JukeBox (1989),Cosmetic, Boss of The Bass. Even the critics have had praise for Tacuma's musicianship and artistry. He received the highest number of votes ever for a bassist in the "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" category of the Down Beat critics' poll.He has collaborated or recorded with:Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Marc Ribot, James Blood Ulmer, Jean Paul Bourelly and Derek Bailey. He has performed and recorded with saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, Grover Washington Jr., David Murray, Odean Pope ,Wolfgang Puschnig and James Carter,Vernon Reid Peter Murphy, World Saxaphone Quartet among others. He has worked with orchestras led by Anthony Davis at Carnegie Hall, to recording and performing with the The Roots, DJ King Britt and DJ Logic. Tacuma has shared the stage with the great comedian and philanthropist Bill Cosby and on the David Letterman show where Tacuma was Band Director for the night. He has even written music for the hit TV show, "The Cosby Show". He has worked with poets Jayne Cortez, Quincy Troupe, Amiri Baraka and co-wrote and co-produced a song entitled "WOMEN FIRST" for KINDRED , Jamaaladeen just released his latest historical recording FOR THE LOVE OF ORNETTE features Ornette Coleman.