The LaFaro Legacy

Barrie Kolstein on the Scott Lafaro Prescott bass

In the tragic early morning hours of July 6, 1961, the Bass world lost a true jazz innovator and legend.

Rocco Scott LaFaro was the victim of a senseless automobile accident, depriving the jazz world of unforeseen musical accomplishments – but leaving an unprecedented style of playing, setting a standard that all bassists have strived to attain since Scott’s untimely passing.

In the automobile was Scott’s most prized possession – his bass.