Helene La Faro

Helene La Faro has been asked countless times to recount the short but extremely influential musical career of her brother, jazz bassist Scott La Faro. In fact, she began collecting the notes of her many responses and compiled them into a book on Scott’s life. Nearly all jazz bass players can comment on Scott La Faro’s playing style, his approach to the instrument in a very innovative way and his untimely death. With compositions dedicated to Scott, a series of instruments built in his honor and several of his most noted songs now standard bass material, his legacy remains –over 45 years after his passing. His sister’s warm recollections of her brother are a meaningful part of our collection.


Interview Date:
January 18, 2007
Job Title:
Relative, Sister of Scott La Faro

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