Bill Harris

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Bill Harris was one of the few modern trombonists of the 1945-1960 era who was not influenced by J.J. Johnson. A very distinctive player almost from the start with a strong and highly original wit, Harris…
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Year Album Artist
2018 Norman Granz: The Founder Trombone
2016 Big Bands: Woody Herman and His Orchestra Woody Herman Composer
2016 Live on the Radio Benny Goodman Band / Benny Goodman Featured Artist, Vocals
2016 The Complete As & Bs and More: 1954-1962 The Browns Composer
2016 The Preacher Woody Herman Trombone
2016 Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes Charlie Parker Trombone
2015 Charlie Parker with Strings: Deluxe Edition Charlie Parker Trombone
2014 Selected Sides 1941-1962 Anita O'Day Trombone
2013 Giants of the Big Band Era Benny Goodman Trombone
2013 The Sound of America: The Singles Collection Trombone
2012 Live Stadthalle, Freiburg October 1959 Benny Goodman Orchestra / Anita O'Day Trombone
2011 The Complete Masters 1941-1954 Charlie Parker Trombone
2011 The Timex All Star Jazz Shows, Vol. 1 Trombone
2010 The Forgotten 1949 Carnegie Hall Concert Nat King Cole / Nat King Cole & His Trio Trombone
2010 Yale University Archives, Vol. 4: 1958 to 1963 Benny Goodman Trombone, Composer
2009 Best of Funk Dazz Band Composer
2009 Best of the Yale Archives 1936-86 Benny Goodman Trombone
2009 Coming Back to You Melinda Doolittle Horn
2009 Complete Last Studio Session 9/20/1949 Fats Navarro Trombone
2009 Down the Wire Spyro Gyra Flute, Sax (Tenor)
2009 Jam Session [Storyville] Trombone
2009 Ministry of Sound: Annual 2010 Composer
2009 Soul Sister, Vol. 1: A Tribute to the Women of Soul Vaneese Thomas Saxophone
2008 At the Finale Club and More Charlie Parker Trombone
2008 Four Brothers 1945-1947 Woody Herman Arranger, Trombone
2008 Live at the Café Bohemia Lennie Tristano All Stars / Lennie Tristano Trombone, Composer, Featured Artist
2008 Nellie's Nightmare Buddy Rich Trombone
2008 Quiet Riot Buddy Rich Trombone
2008 The Heavy Circles The Heavy Circles Additional Personnel, Horn
2008 The History of Jazz, Vol. 1 [Jazz Club] Composer, Primary Artist
2008 Volume 1: 1946-1954 West Coast Trumpet Ace, Bandleader, Composer Shorty Rogers Main Personnel, Trombone
2008 Yesterday and Today Jack Nimitz Trombone
2007 1940-1946 Joe Bushkin Trombone
2007 1953-1954 Gene Krupa Main Personnel, Trombone
2007 1954 Benny Carter Additional Personnel, Trombone, Unknown Instrument
2007 An Ace Face Allen Eager Trombone
2007 Live at the 1971 Monterey Jazz Festival Sarah Vaughan Trombone
2007 Manteca: The Roots of Afro-Cuban Jazz Trombone
2007 Norman Granz Presents Improvisation Norman Granz Trombone
2007 Swinging with Flip Flip Phillips Trombone
2007 This Is Jazz [Cleopatra] Trombone
2006 1952-1954 Charlie Parker Trombone
2006 And the Oscar Peterson Quartet Buddy DeFranco / Oscar Peterson Quartet Trombone
2006 Battle Royal Charlie Barnet Trombone
2006 Battle of Clarinets Trombone
2006 Battle of Trombones Primary Artist
2006 Blue Flame [Sounds of Yesteryear] Woody Herman Trombone
2006 Charlie Parker for Lovers Charlie Parker Trombone
2006 Complete Fifties Sessions Bill Harris Primary Artist, Vocals, Trombone, Composer
2006 Ebony Concerto Woody Herman Trombone
2006 Golden Years of Jazz 1940-1947 Trombone, Soloist
2006 Golden Years of Jazz 1948-1955 Varied Artists Trombone
2006 Keep the Coffee Coming Anita O'Day Trombone
2006 Music for Lovers Stan Getz Trombone
2006 Roots of Mambo 1930-1950 Trombone
2006 That Devilin' Tune, Vol. 4 Primary Artist
2006 The Complete Norman Granz Recordings Chico O'Farrill Trombone
2006 The Quintessence New York - Los Angeles - Toronto, Vol. 2: 1947-1954 Charlie Parker Trombone
2005 1952-1953 Gene Krupa Trumpet
2005 A Song Stylist in Swingland Anita O'Day Trombone
2005 Everest Digest Trombone
2005 Jazz Ballads 16 Charlie Parker Trombone
2005 Juke Box [Sounds of Yesteryear] Woody Herman Vocals, Trombone
2005 Live Swing Sessions 1943-1949 Benny Goodman Trombone (Tenor)
2005 Retrospective 1995-2005 Natalie Merchant Main Personnel, Saxophone
2005 Sole Intention Walter Duda Main Personnel, Flute
2005 Songbooks Etcetera Oscar Peterson Trombone, Primary Artist
2005 The Best Of Woody Herman & His Big Band [Jazz Forever] Woody Herman Trombone
2005 The Classic Recordings 1939-1953 The Metronome All-Stars Trombone
2005 The Complete Norman Granz Master Takes Charlie Parker Trombone
2005 The First Ten Years Jazz at the Philharmonic Trombone
2005 The Road Band 1948, Vol. 1-2 Woody Herman Main Personnel, Trombone, Soloist
2004 1950-1952 Anita O'Day Trombone
2004 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Charlie Parker Charlie Parker Trombone
2004 A Proper Introduction to Ella Fitzgerald: Smooth Sailing Ella Fitzgerald Trombone
2004 A Proper Introduction to Gene Krupa: Up an' Atom Gene Krupa Trombone
2004 American Masters for the 21st Century Trombone, Trombone (Bass)
2004 BD Jazz Series Charlie Parker Trombone
2004 Complete Columbia Recordings of Woody Herman & His Orchestra and Woodchoppers Woody Herman Arranger, Trombone
2004 Complete Sextet Studio Sessions Gene Krupa Main Personnel, Trombone
2004 Crazy Rhythm Dave Pell Composer
2004 Dancing in the Dark Charlie Parker Trombone
2004 Girl Singers of the Big Swing Bands Trombone
2004 Le Petit Dictionnaire: Du Jazz Classique en 80 Musiciens Trombone
2004 Legendary Jazz Trombonist: 1923-1946 Primary Artist
2004 Let the Feeling Flow Matt Jordan Main Personnel, Saxophone
2004 Mary Lou Williams & The Trumpet Giants Featuring Bobby Hackett & Dizzy Gillespie Mary Lou Williams Trombone
2004 Modern Jazz Archive Charlie Parker Trombone
2004 The Arranger's Touch Trombone
2004 The Arranger's Touch: Things to Come Trombone
2004 The Arranger's Touch: Young Blood Trombone
2004 The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions Norman Granz Main Personnel, Trombone, Primary Artist
2004 Who's Rhythm? Gene Krupa Trombone
2004 Woody Herman [Platinum Disc] Woody Herman Composer
2004 You're Mine, You: 1939-1950 Mary Ann McCall Trombone
2003 1951-1952 Charlie Parker Trombone
2003 A Studio Chronicle 1940-1948 Charlie Parker Trombone
2003 Best of the War Years Duke Ellington Trombone
2003 Disinformation Fix Usurp Synapse Featured Artist
2003 First and Second "Wild Root" Radio Sessions Woody Herman Trombone (Tenor), Soloist
2003 GI Juke Box Jive Arranger, Trombone
2003 Hooray for Stan Getz Stan Getz Trombone, Leader
2003 Jazz Reference: Best Of Trombone, Soloist
2003 Lotta Sax Appeal: A Saxophone Retrospective Trombone
2003 New York Forever Trombone
2003 Summit Meetings 1939-50 The Metronome All-Stars Trombone
2003 Sure Thing: The Art of Arrangement Neal Hefti Trombone
2003 The Complete Verve Master Takes Charlie Parker Trombone
2003 The Duke: Edward Kennedy Ellington and His Orchestra Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Trombone
2003 Trombones on Parade Trombone, Primary Artist
2003 Woody Herman Shows 1944-1946 Woody Herman Guest Artist, Trombone, Trombone (Tenor)
2002 And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine [ASV/Living Era] Anita O'Day Trombone
2002 Bebop, Vol. 2 Trombone
2002 Big Ben Ben Webster Trombone
2002 Bop for the People [Proper] Charlie Ventura Trombone
2002 Complete 1947-1951 Verve Master Takes Flip Phillips Trombone
2002 Complete 1948-1950 Capitol Sessions Woody Herman Trombone
2002 Complete 1952 Verve Sessions Anita O'Day Trombone
2002 Complete Verve Masters with Strings Charlie Parker Trombone
2002 Cool Jazz [Fremeaux & Associes] Trombone
2002 Crazy 'Bout Flip, Vol. 1 1947-1949 Flip Phillips Trombone
2002 Early Autumn [Prism] Stan Getz Trombone
2002 Interlude in Bop Stan Getz Trombone
2002 Keep on Flippin', Vol. 3 1952 Flip Phillips Trombone
2002 Live at the Three Deuces, Vol. 2 Charlie Ventura Trombone, Primary Artist
2002 Lover Man Charlie Parker Trombone
2002 Stardust Ben Webster Trombone
2002 The Definitive Stan Getz Stan Getz Trombone
2002 The Dizzy Gillespie Story: 1939-1950 [Box Set] Dizzy Gillespie Trombone
2002 Zoot Suite 1947-1950 Zoot Sims Trombone, Soloist
2001 1947-1949 Nat King Cole Trombone
2001 A Salute to Ben Webster: 1936-1945 Ben Webster Trombone
2001 Blowin' Up a Storm: The Columbia Years, 1945-1947 Woody Herman Guest Artist, Composer
2001 Ella Fitzgerald & Friends at Birdland: Summer 1952 Ella Fitzgerald Trombone, Primary Artist
2001 Jazz After Hours Woody Herman Composer
2001 Live at Birdland 1952 Bill Harris Primary Artist, Trombone (Valve), Composer
2001 Old Gold Rehearsals 1944 Woody Herman Trombone
2001 Tenorly Zoot Sims Trombone
2001 The Fats Navarro Story Fats Navarro Trombone
2001 The Woody Herman Story [4 CDs] Woody Herman Trombone, Composer
2000 1946 Broadcasts Woody Herman Guest Artist, Trombone
2000 1946-1947 Charlie Ventura Guest Artist
2000 Cuban Latino Jazz: 1930-1949 Trombone
2000 Four Brothers [Proper] Woody Herman Trombone
2000 Good Earth Woody Herman Trombone
2000 Herman Meets Puente Woody Herman Composer
2000 Woody Herman & His Orchestra: 1956 Woody Herman & His Orchestra Guest Artist, Trombone
1999 1947, Vol. 2 Stan Kenton Trombone
1999 Blowin' Up a Storm: The Classic First Herd Sides Woody Herman Trombone
1999 Duke Ellington, Vol. 5: Friends Duke Ellington Trombone
1999 Eight Shades of Blue: 1945-1947 Woody Herman Composer
1999 Everything's Cool Fats Navarro Trombone
1999 From Dizzy To Miles Charlie Parker Trumpet
1999 Knockin' on Wood Red Norvo Trombone
1999 Latin Flight Tito Puente Composer
1999 Modern Jazz: Beginnings Trombone
1999 Pop Music: The Early Years 1890-1950 Trombone
1999 Saturday Night Swing Session Trombone, Primary Artist
1999 The Complete Small Group Bop Sessions Serge Chaloff Trombone
1999 The Engine Room: A History of Jazz Drumming from Storyville to 52nd Street Trombone
1999 Triple Play Joe Williams Composer
1998 At Birdland Charlie Parker Trombone
1998 Complete Jazz at Philharmonic on Verve 1944-1949 Composer, Primary Artist
1998 Electrician's Hall Miami, FL, Vol. 1 Woody Herman Trombone, Primary Artist
1998 Electrician's Hall Miami, FL, Vol. 2 Woody Herman Trombone
1998 Jazz at the Philharmonic: The Best of the 1940s Concerts Trombone, Primary Artist
1998 Live at the Blue Note: Chicago, March 1953 The Dave Brubeck Quartet / The Jackson-Harris Herd Trombone
1998 Midnights at V-Disc Louis Armstrong / Woody Herman / Jack Teagarden Trombone
1998 Mixed Roswell Rudd Sextet / Roswell Rudd / Cecil Taylor / Cecil Taylor Unit Composer
1997 1934-1945 Benny Morton Trombone
1997 1941-1944, Vol. 1: Young De Dexter Gordon Trombone
1997 Basel 1959 Benny Goodman Trombone
1997 Complete Irving Berlin Songbooks Trombone
1997 Gentle Duke: The Ellington Soloists Play Duke Trombone, Primary Artist
1997 How Deep Is the Ocean?: The Irving Berlin Songbook Trombone
1997 Jammin' With Ben Webster Ben Webster Trombone
1997 Live...At the Losers/We Remember Mildred Bailey Ann Richards Trombone
1997 The Complete Jerome Kern Songbooks Trombone
1997 This Is Jazz, Vol. 24 Woody Herman Trombone, Composer
1997 Woody Herman: Members Edition Woody Herman Composer
1997 Yesterdays: The Jerome Kern Songbook - Instrumentals Trombone
1996 1 O'Clock Jump Trombone
1996 Best of AFRS Jubilee, Vol. 5 Trombone
1996 Bird Eyes, Vol. 21 Charlie Parker Trombone
1996 Bird's Eyes, Vol. 9 Charlie Parker Vocals, Trombone
1996 Cuban Blues Chico O'Farrill Trombone
1996 First Herd Woody Herman Trombone, Composer, Primary Artist
1996 History of Chess Jazz Trombone
1996 Jazz Anthology: 1943-1944 Trombone
1996 Jazz Anthology: Memorable Jazz Hi-Lites 1945 Trombone
1996 Masters of Jazz, Vol. 4: Big Bands of the 50s & 60s Trombone
1996 New Jazz Sounds: The Urbane Sessions Benny Carter Trombone
1996 The Band That Plays the Blues Woody Herman Trombone
1996 The King of Swing: Rare Recordings from the Yale University Music Library Benny Goodman Trombone, Composer
1996 Verve Jazz Masters 60: The Collection Trombone
1995 Charlie Parker with Strings: The Master Takes Charlie Parker Trombone
1995 Jazz Moods, Vol. 1 Trombone
1995 Live at the Three Deuces, 1947 Charlie Ventura Primary Artist
1995 The Best of the Big Bands [Jazz Time] Trombone
1995 The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton 1943-1947 Stan Kenton Trombone, Soloist
1995 The Trombone Album Trombone, Primary Artist
1995 Wildroot Broadcasts Woody Herman Trombone, Soloist, Group Member
1994 Blowin' Up a Storm [Drive Archive] Woody Herman Composer
1994 Cosmopolite: The Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions Benny Carter Trombone
1994 Feel the Spirit Joe Williams Composer
1994 Invitation Bill Harris Primary Artist
1994 Jazz Masters 26: Lionel Hampton with Oscar Peterson Lionel Hampton / Oscar Peterson Trombone
1994 Lullaby of Birdland Woody Herman Composer
1994 The Concert Years Ella Fitzgerald Trombone
1994 Verve Jazz Masters 15 Charlie Parker Trombone
1993 B.G. World Wide: Bangkok, 1956/Basel, 1959/Santiago, 1961/Berlin, 198 Benny Goodman Trombone
1993 Compact Jazz: Anita O'Day Anita O'Day Trombone
1993 Fallen Angels Trombone
1993 Swing That Music [Smithsonian] Performer, Primary Artist
1993 Swing Time! The Fabulous Big Band Era 1925-1955 Trombone
1993 The Complete Cole Porter Songbooks Trombone
1993 Walking on Water Robbie Dupree Trumpet
1992 Anything Goes: The Cole Porter Songbook Trombone
1992 Capitol 50th Anniversary Jazz Box Trombone
1992 Crown Royal Woody Herman & His Orchestra Trombone
1992 Jazz Encounters Nat King Cole Trombone
1992 Keeper of the Flame: The Complete Capitol Recordings Woody Herman Trombone
1992 Last Unissued, Vol. 8: Bird's Eyes Charlie Parker Trombone
1992 Live Recordings from the Late 1930's & 1940's Benny Goodman Trombone
1992 Masters of Jazz, Vols. 6-10 Trombone
1992 Ready-Get Set-Jump Woody Herman & His Orchestra Trombone
1992 The Dizzy's Diamonds: Best of the Verve Years Dizzy Gillespie Trombone
1992 The Essential Big Bands Trombone, Composer
1992 The Essential Charlie Parker Charlie Parker Trombone
1992 The Small Groups Trombone
1992 The V Disc Years, Vols.1-2: 1944-1946 Woody Herman & His Orchestra Trombone, Composer
1992 Yale Archives, Vol. 7: Florida Sessions Benny Goodman Trombone
1992 Yale Recordings, Vol. 7: Florida Sessions Benny Goodman Trombone, Composer
1991 Jazz 'Round Midnight Charlie Parker Trombone
1991 Jazz Collector Edition Duke Ellington / Woody Herman / Artie Shaw Composer
1991 Jazz-Club Mainstream: Trombone Performer
1991 The Small Herd on Keynote Bill Harris / Chubby Jackson / Flip Phillips Primary Artist, Composer
1990 Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve Charlie Parker Trombone
1990 Crazy Rhythm Woody Herman Composer
1990 Gitanes Jazz: Charlie Parker Charlie Parker Trombone
1990 Kings of Swing [Laserlight Box] Trombone
1990 Live Featuring Bill Harris, Vol. 2 Woody Herman Trombone
1990 Metronome All-Star Bands The Metronome All-Stars Trombone
1990 Northwest Passage, Vol. 2 Woody Herman & the First Herd Trombone
1990 The 1940s: The Jazz Singers Trombone
1990 The Best of the Big Bands [Columbia] Woody Herman Composer
1990 The Cole Porter Songbook Charlie Parker Trombone
1990 Way Down Yonder (1943-1944) Benny Goodman Guest Artist, Trombone
1990 Woodchopper's Ball, Vol. 1 Woody Herman & the First Herd Trombone
1990 Yale Recordings, Vol. 5 Benny Goodman Trombone
1989 Forty Years of Women In Jazz [Jass] Trombone
1989 Jazz-Club: Alto Sax Trombone
1989 Jazz-Club: Trombone Primary Artist
1989 Tore Up Jason D. Williams Engineer
1989 Town Hall Concerts, Vol. 4 Eddie Condon Trombone, Performer
1989 Yale University Archives, Vol. 1: 1955-1986 Benny Goodman Trombone
1988 Brand New Gary Stewart Engineer
1988 Fabulous Bill Harris Bill Harris Primary Artist
1988 Thundering Herds 1945-1947 Woody Herman Trombone, Composer
1988 Town Hall Concerts, Vol. 1 Eddie Condon Trombone (Valve), Primary Artist
1988 Yale Archives, Vol. 1-2: Live at Basin Street Benny Goodman Trombone
1987 Compact Jazz: Charlie Parker Charlie Parker Trombone
1987 Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa Gene Krupa Trombone
1987 Town Hall Concerts, Vol. 2 Eddie Condon Trombone, Performer
1986 Remember [1986] Benny Goodman Main Personnel, Trombone
1984 A Melody from the Sky Flip Phillips Trombone
1984 Just a Little Love Reba McEntire Engineer
1983 Strait Country/Strait from the Heart George Strait Engineer
1982 Inside Ronnie Milsap Engineer
1982 Strait from the Heart George Strait Engineer
1981 Strait Country George Strait Engineer
1980 Chapter 2 The Great Jazz Trio Composer
1964 We Remember Mildred Bailey Mavis Rivers Trombone
1960 Just a Closer Walk with Thee Patti Page Composer
1960 Swing, Swing, Swing Benny Goodman Trombone
195? Fantasy Sampler Trombone, Primary Artist
1959 Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter with Billy May Anita O'Day Trombone
1959 In Stockholm 1959 Benny Goodman Trombone
1959 The Herd Rides Again...In Stereo Woody Herman Composer
1959 The Sound of Music Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Trombone
1959 Wild Root Woody Herman & His Big Band Composer
1958 Jazz for Playgirls Billy Ver Plank Orchestra Trombone
1958 Live at Peacock Lane Hollywood (January 13, 1958) Woody Herman & His Orchestra Guest Artist, Trombone, Primary Artist
1958 Puente's Beat/Herman's Heat Tito Puente Composer
1957 Bill Harris Bill Harris Primary Artist, Trombone
1957 Bill Harris and Friends Bill Harris / Jimmy Rowles / Ben Webster Primary Artist, Trombone
1957 Jazz Is Busting Out All Over Frank Wess Trombone
1957 Kansas City Memories Nat Pierce Trombone
1957 Live Featuring Bill Harris, Vol. 1 Woody Herman Trombone, Primary Artist
1957 Live in Stereo at Marion (June 8, 1957) Woody Herman & His Orchestra Guest Artist
1957 Songs for Hip Lovers Woody Herman Trombone
1957 The Bill Harris Memorial Album Bill Harris Primary Artist, Trombone
1957 The Ex-Hermanites Bill Harris Primary Artist, Trombone, Composer
1957 The Harris Touch Bill Harris Primary Artist, Trombone
1956 The Bill Harris Herd Bill Harris Primary Artist, Trombone
1956 The Jazz Giants '56 Lester Young Trombone
1955 Jumping with Ventura Charlie Ventura Trombone
1955 The Exciting Battle: Stockholm '55 Jazz at the Philharmonic Trombone, Composer
1955 USA All Stars in Berlin February 1955 Primary Artist
1954 Jam Session, No. 9 Jam Session Trombone
1954 New Jazz Sounds Benny Carter Piano
1953 Big Band Charlie Parker Trombone
1953 Bill Harris Collates Bill Harris Primary Artist, Trombone
1953 Collates Bill Harris Primary Artist, Trombone
1949 Crosscurrents Lennie Tristano Trombone
1946 At Carnegie Hall, 1946 Woody Herman Guest Artist, Composer
A Knight in the Village Bill Harris Primary Artist, Trombone, Composer
Am I Cold, Am I Hot? Bill Harris Primary Artist
Big Band Jazz: Verve 50 Composer
Blackpool Mecca Primary Artist
Carmanolgy The Allen Carman Project Featured Artist
Compact Jazz: Woody Herman Woody Herman Trombone
Global Underground 2010 Composer
Good Friday Blues Modest Jazz Trio Composer
In Berlin: 1958-1959 Benny Goodman / Benny Goodman & the All Stars Trombone, Trumpet
Jazz In the Charts 79/100 1945 Trombone
Jazz in the Charts, Vol. 82: 1945-1946 Trombone
Jazz in the Charts, Vol. 83: 1946 Trombone
Jazz in the Charts, Vol. 84: 1946 Trombone
Jazz in the Charts, Vol. 96: 1952 Trombone
Jazz in the Charts, Vol. 97: You'll Never Know 1952-1953 Trombone
New Orleans Jazz: Verve 50 Composer
One-Two-Three-Four Jump: Live A.F.R.S. "One Night Stands" Woody Herman / Woody Herman & His Orchestra Trombone
Rigtige Venner (Det Bedste Af Det Bedste) Jodle Birge Engineer, Technician
Solo + One Bill Harris Primary Artist
The Wood Herman Collection 1937-56 Woody Herman & His Orchestra Arranger, Trombone
The Complete Yale Music Archives Benny Goodman Trombone
The Original V-Disc Collection Trombone
The Sound of Music [Original Broadway & London Casts] Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard Rodgers Trombone
This Is It!: More From the Van Mccoy Songbook 1962-1977 Primary Artist
This Time the Dream's on Me Bill Harris Quintet Composer
V-Disc All Stars: Mostly Instrumentals Trombone
When Be-Bop Was King Dizzy Gillespie Trombone