Jimmy Rowles

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Born: August 19, 1918; Spokane, WA   Died: May 28, 1996; Los Angeles, CA  
Long known for his expertise in coming up with the perfect chord for the perfect situation, the subtle Jimmy Rowles was in demand for decades as an accompanist while being underrated as a soloist. After playing in local groups in Seattle, Rowles moved to Los Angeles in 1940 and worked with Slim Gaillard, Lester Young, Benny Goodman, and Woody Herman. After serving in the military, he returned to Herman (in time to play with the first Herd), Read more recorded with Benny Goodman, and also had stints with Les Brown and Tommy Dorsey. Working as a studio musician, Rowles appeared in a countless number of settings in the 1950s and '60s, but was best known for his playing behind Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee. In 1973, he moved to New York where he recorded more extensively in jazz situations (including duets with Stan Getz), but after touring with Ella Fitzgerald during 1981-1983 he returned to California. His song "The Peacocks" became a standard, and Rowles recorded for many labels throughout his career including with his daughter, flügelhornist Stacy Rowles. Read less
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  • 1.
    Gailloreto: The Pythiad / Wilson, Jazz String Quintet
    Label: Origin Classical   Catalog: 33022 Release Date: 08/18/2017  
    Composer:  Jim Gailloreto,  Jimmy Rowles,  Jaco Pastorius,  Joni Mitchell
    Performer:  Jim Gailloreto,  Cheryl Wilson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz String Quintet
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    A Timeless Place / Stowman
    Label: Klavier Records   Catalog: 11211 Release Date: 08/12/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Rodion Shchedrin,  Bruce Broughton,  Vincent Persichetti,  Bert Truax  ... 
    Performer:  William Stowman,  Richard Roberson,  Jonathan Kadar-Kallen,  Daniel Unholtz  ... 
    Conductor:  Bradley Genevro
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Messiah College Wind Ensemble
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    Angels / Marco Blaauw
    Label: Wergo   Catalog: 6781 Release Date: 03/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Liza Lim,  Richard Ayres,  Rebecca Saunders,  Georg Friedrich Haas  ... 
    Performer:  Marco Blaauw
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    The Hot Club Of San Francisco
    Label: Clarity   Catalog: 1006 Release Date: 06/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Django Reinhardt,  James P. Johnson,  Walter Donaldson,  Jimmy Rowles  ... 
    Performer:  Ned Boynton,  Paul Mehling,  Paul Robinson,  Evan Dain  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hot Club of San Francisco
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    Amber Waves- American Clarinet Music / Stoltzman, Vallecillo
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 62685 Release Date: 12/16/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Leonard Bernstein,  William Thomas McKinley,  Clare Fisher  ... 
    Performer:  Irma Vallecillo,  Richard Stoltzman
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    Out In Front / United States Air Force Band, Airmen Of Note
    Label: Altissimo   Catalog: ALT61472 Release Date: 02/03/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sigmund Romberg,  Joshua Redman,  Bill Evans,  Joey Calderazzo  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note
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