One of the most admired bassists in the profession is Indiana-born Andy Simpkins. And for good reasons. Andy has it all, including the kind of rich tone and grounded time associated with the Ray Brown school of bass playing and the skipping touch and deft facility of the Mingus-LaFaro line of development. He also has exquisite intonation. These qualities have put him in constant demand in Los Angeles for film-score sessions, record dates, clubs, and all sorts of work. For more than ten years, he worked with the late Sarah Vaughan, going on the road with her whenever she asked.