DeAngelo Starnes broke the news to me that Hiram Bullock died last Saturday. He had throat cancer.
Bullock, a funky guitar virtuoso, became familiar to watchful TV viewers in the 1980s. He was a featured sideman in Paul Shaffer’s band on “Late Night with David Letterman”... and in David Sanborn’s band on “Night Music.”
Bullock had a prolific career as a session player before finding international success as a solo artist.
The JazzTimes obituary by Jeff Tamarkin is here.
In memory of Hiram Bullock, I’m streaming a track on my Vox blog.
Click here to hear his studio cover of “Don’t You Worry ’Bout a Thing” from the 1997 album “Carrasco.”