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Bill Harris

Costs Harris was mostly of the modern trombonists from the 1945-1960 period who was simply not influenced simply by J.J. Johnson. An extremely distinctive player nearly right away with a solid and highly first wit, Harris became a specialist musician in 1938, and toured using the big rings of Gene Krupa, Ray McKinley, and Bob Chester. After using Benny Goodman (1943-1944) and Charlie Barnet, and guesting on several Eddie Condon’s City Hall concerts, Harris became well-known for his use Woody Herman’s Initial Herd (1944-1946); “Bijou” was a display, as well as the trombonist is certainly noticed at his greatest on Herman’s many up-tempo (and frequently riotous) performances. Mostly of the First Herd people to also maintain the Four Brothers Second Herd (1948-1950), Harris also re-joined Herman several times during 1956-1959. He co-led a music group with Charlie Ventura (1947), teamed up with Chubby Jackson (1953), and was a superstar with Jazz on the Philharmonic during 1950-1954. Through the second fifty percent from the 1950s, Harris frequently collaborated with Turn Phillips, and their music group shaped the nucleus of Benny Goodman’s group in 1959. He mainly retired to Florida, in the 1960s after a spell in NEVADA, sometimes leading his personal groups and using Red Norvo. Expenses Harris led times during 1945-1957 for Mercury, EmArcy, Dial, Capitol, Verve, Dream, and Mode, generally featuring alumni from your Woody Herman Orchestra.

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