Maybe not well-known to the general public but every serious jazz player knows him...and more than a few have him on speed-dial. See all the side gigs he's played (and these are just the recorded ones): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Cables He's got a few on his own--solid jazz composing and playing--whenever he let the word out he was doing a recording, his phone rang off the hook: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/georg...00/discography << 1 or 2 clinkers--most are 4-star. His Site--opens with music: http://www.georgecables.com/
Some tunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyLiuXUld0M << in a trio setting--what marvelous jazz bass playing! Oh my.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBdpHfZmlMc << Stretching out on a lovely Duke Ellington piece
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q0AR3R16kA << A lovely tune off his best-known album (albeit 35 years ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrqb50A05h0 << A short course in jazz piano--have your students/friends and relatives with ambition listen to this--you'll be doing them a serious favor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8QbNu8uJs4 << a more popular piece--that doesn't mean making bland or selling out; just more accessible.
BONUS: An hour+ in concert with a pick-up group in Italy, 5 years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPuG4rb_yKg