Bill King moved to Canada from the U.S. in the early '70s to avoid the draft. After working for a time to change the laws about conscientious objection, he formed a band in Toronto and signed with Capitol. Goodbye Superdad was released in 1973 and Blue Skies appeared the following year. He formed the band China in 1982 with Christopher Kearney and Danny McBride. Gradually moving from rock to jazz, King formed Night Passage Records and released Avenue B (1984) and City of Dream (1985) in that vein (as the Bill King Quintet). He currently works with the Jazz Report All-Stars with tenor saxophonist Pat LaBarbera and Kirk MacDonald, Campbell Ryga on alto, guitarist Ted Quinlan, vibist Don Thompson and conductor John Cheesman.
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