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Claude Williamson


An excellent bop pianist influenced by Bud Powell, Claude Williamson continues to be busy playing for the Western world Coast because the 1950s. The old sibling of trumpeter Stu Williamson, Claude began on piano when he was seven and got a decade of traditional piano lessons, also their studies at the New Britain Conservatory. Williamson’s initial major musical work was with Charlie Barnet’s orchestra in 1947. This is accompanied by stints with Crimson Norvo (1948), Barnet’s bebop big music group of 1949, and June Christy (1950-51). In the 1950s, Williamson proved helpful frequently with Bud Shank, Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars, along with his very own trios, so when a studio room musician. He spent a lot of the 1960s and ’70s within the studios, although he came back to jazz within the 1980s along with his improvising design practically unchanged. Claude Williamson — that has led periods for Capitol (1954-1955), Bethlehem, Criterion, Agreement (1961-1962), Sea Air flow (1977), Interplay, Breakthrough, Fresh Sound, and some Japanese brands — documented a unforgettable tribute to Bud Powell for V.S.O.P. in 1995. He presently plays regularly within the Los Angeles region.

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Full Name Claude Williamson
Died July 16, 2016, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Jazz Pianist
Education New England Conservatory of Music
Nationality American
Siblings Stu Williamson
Music Songs Polka Dots and Moonbeams, A Foggy Day, Young At Heart, You Make Me Feel So Young, All God's Chillun Got Rhythm, Bouncing With Bud, Simbah, Apple Core, My Heart Stood Still, Utter Chaos, Bark for Barksdale, Westwood Walk, The Lady Is A Tramp, June Bug, Blue at the Roots, Line for Lyons, Love Is Here to Stay, Like Someone In Love, I'll Know, Walkin' Shoes, The Last Time I Saw Paris, Jersey Bounce, Spring Is Here, Salute To Bud, Get Happy, Of Thee I Sing, Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, Ontet, Blue Notoriety, The Surrey With the Fringe On Top, Stompin' At the Savoy, Bean And The Boys
Albums Mulls the Mulligan Scene, Claude Williamson Mulls the Mulligan Scene (feat. Howards Roberts / Red Mitchell / Stan Levey) [Remastered 2016], 'Round Midnight, Stella By Starlight, Bud Shank & Bob Cooper European Jazz Tour 1958, Claude Williamson (Remastered 2014), Sunset West, Claude Williamson, Deluxe Series Volume 54 (Bethlehem Collection): Claude Williamson, Stan Levey Plays The Compositions Of Holman, Cooper and Giuffre, Deluxe Series Volume 69 (Bethlehem Collection): 'Round Midnight, 'Round Midnight (Remastered 2014), 'Round Midnight (Remastered 2016)

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Swing Out, Sweet Land 1970 TV Movie music coordinator
Hot Rod Girl 1956 musician: piano - uncredited



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