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     Bill Crow

Genre: Jazz
Instruments: Bass

If diverse talents are something to crow about, then Bill Crow wound up with a nicely descriptive surname, literally much more specific than a nickname such as "Bird," evocative of a flock of different sounds and the image of instrumentalists who soar above any and all technical challenges. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Crow has played a bewildering array of instruments during his career. He is best known as a bassist but is also a trumpeter, saxophonist, trombonist, and drummer. He is also one of the few musicians who has bothered trying to write about his craft, beginning with a series of reviews he contributed to Jazz Review in the late '50s and eventually including a full-length book. He was also in charge of the lighting for an off-Broadway show in 1958, as if he didn't have enough going on already.

Crow's first instrument was the trumpet; he started in fourth grade and continued through baritone horn and valve trombone in various school and military bands. Jazz historians like to align the start of his career with the beginning of the '50s. At that time, Crow transformed himself from a drummer in dance bands entertaining the posh folks to a jazz bassist, but one who was always ready to double or triple on other instruments. He was a trombonist in several Seattle orchestras, one led by a guy nicknamed "Bumpy," the other by Buzzy Bridgford. Crow played both trombone and bass for bandleader Glen Moore in 1952, no relation to the musician of the same name from the Oregon band.

On bass this artist has gigged and recorded with a flock of respectable jazz players, including saxophonists Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan and pianists Al Haig and Marian McPartland. Crow took part in baritone man Mulligan's sextet and quartet projects in 1956 and 1957, replacing the great Henry Grimes, then returned for more collaborations in both 1958 and 1959. Several lengthy European tours were part of the Mulligan stint. Cooperative bands such as Jazz Asylum have welcomed his solid mainstream jazz sensibilities in later years, but jazz fans fascinated by the personal background of the genre may find Crow's volume entitled Jazz Anecdotes hard to top. Published in 1991 by Oxford University Press, the book is like a transcription of every story ever told backstage, with all the boring ones cut out.

- Eugene Chadbourne (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.vervemusicgroup.com/artist/default.aspx?aid=4352 About on Verve Record
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=12918 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Crow About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Crow About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Bill Crow - 'From Birdland To Broadway' - 2002, Venus
  как соисполнитель ...
 Art Farmer - 'Live At The Half-Note. Meets Mulligan & Hall' - 1999, Planet Music
 Stan Getz - 'Complete Studio Sessions: Stan Getz & Jimmy Raney' - 2003, Definitive
 Stan Getz - 'Plays' - 1953, Verve Forecast
 Judy Holliday - 'Holliday With Mulligan' - 1980, DRG
 Gerry Mulligan - 'Night Lights' - 1991, Verve
 Gerry Mulligan - 'Pacific Jazz 1228 At Storyville' - 1990, Blue Note, Pacific Jazz
 Gerry Mulligan - 'What Is There To Say?' - 1958, Sony
 Annie Ross - 'Four Classic Albums Plus' - 2009, Avid Jazz
 Claude Williamson - 'Autumn In New York' - 1995, Venus Records

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