Hiram Bullock

American jazz, funk and blues guitarist. He died of complications from throat cancer on July 25, 2008. Hiram Bullock was a guitar legend throughout his entire career. He played with The Brecker Brothers in the mid-’70s, and he also worked as a “hired gun”, for Gil Evans, David Sanborn, Billy Joel, and James Brown. Hiram has been a talented singer-songwriter and live performer for many years. Hiram’s style is difficult to categorize because his music is a mix of jazz, rock, blues, and funk. His music is, however, fun! Hiram Bullock was raised in Osaka (Japan) and immigrated to America at age 2. He was a piano student at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, Maryland. His first recital was at the age of 6. At the age of 11, he learned how to play the saxophone and as a teenager, he began playing bass guitar in junior high school bands. At 16 years old, he switched to guitar “to meet more women”. Hiram attended University of Miami’s music school. There he studied with Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius and met many of his colleagues in the musical world. Hiram was a regular nightclub performer with Phyllis Hyman. This eventually brought him to New York. Hiram began his international career almost immediately after he arrived in New York. Hiram first met David Sanborn and was able to play on several platinum and gold albums. His credits include the Brecker Brothers and David Sanborn as well as Chaka Khan, Pete Townsend and Bob James. You can find his complete discography on this website’s discography page. He has also worked with many other artists. Hiram was a popular Late Night with David Letterman barefoot guitarist. He was a regular member the World’s Most Dangerous Band from its inception until 1984. He also worked as the musical director for David Sanborn’s Night Music, which was critically acclaimed. Under Siege, starring Steven Segal, featured Hiram as a musician. He also wrote six of the film’s internal songs. Hiram began his solo career in 1983. Hiram has produced all his albums, many of which contain his own songs. His albums include a variety of music styles, including the jazz of “From All Sides”, the rock of the “World of Collision”, and the Latin-influenced “Carrasco”, as well as the organ-trio jazz of the “Late Night Talk”. Hiram’s live performances are characterized by his funky, group-oriented rock album “Color Me”, which was followed up with his latest album “Too Funky 2 Ignore”. Hiram is also known for being a dynamic performer who puts his best foot forward for the benefit of the show. Text contributed by users is available under Creative Commons By–SA License. It may also be available under GNU FDL.

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