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     Bill Watrous

Real name: William Russell Watrous II
Born: Jun 8, 1939 in Middletown, CT
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Bop
Instruments: Leader, Trombone

One of the finest bop-oriented trombonists of the past 30 years, Bill Watrous has had a low profile since moving to Los Angeles in the 1980s despite remaining quite active. Possessor of a beautiful tone and remarkable technique, Watrous has been constantly overlooked in jazz popularity polls of the past two decades. His father was a trombonist and introduced Bill to music. He played in traditional jazz bands as a teenager and studied with Herbie Nichols while in the military. Watrous made his debut with Billy Butterfield, and was one of the trombonists in Kai Winding's groups during 1962-1967. He was a busy New York-based studio musician during the 1960s, working and recording with Quincy Jones, Maynard Ferguson, Johnny Richards, and Woody Herman; playing in the television band for Merv Griffin's show (1965-1968); and working on the staff of CBS (1967-1969). After playing with the jazz-rock group Ten Wheel Drive in 1971, Watrous led his own big band (the Manhattan Wildlife Refuge) during 1973-1977, recording two superb albums for Columbia. After moving to Los Angeles in the late '70s, Watrous continued working in the studios, appearing at jazz parties, playing in local clubs, and leading an occasional big band. He has recorded as a leader for Columbia, Famous Door, Soundwings, GNP Crescendo, and with his late-'90s big band for Double-Time.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Watrous About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Watrous About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Bill Watrous - 'A Time For Love' - 1993, GNP, Crescendo
 Bill Watrous - 'Bone Straight Ahead' - 1973, Progressive Records
 Bill Watrous - 'Manhattan Wildlife Refug' - 1974, Wounded Bird
  как соисполнитель ...
 Bunny Brunel - 'Ivanhoe' - 1983, Planet Blue Records
 Eumir Deodato - 'Prelude' - 1972, CTI Records, Sony
 Quincy Jones - 'Basie & Beyond' - 2000, Warner Bros.
 Quincy Jones - 'Sounds.. And Stuff Like That!!' - 1978, A&M
 Monica Mancini - 'Monica Mancini' - 1998, Warner Bros.
 Wes Montgomery - 'Bumpin'. California Dreaming' - 1965, Verve
 John Pizzarelli - 'Let's Share Christmas' - 1996, RCA
 Diane Schuur - 'Timeless' - 1986, GRP

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