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Bill Crow

b, *1927 US, Othello, Washington
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. William Crow

Bill Crow (born December 27, 1927) is an American jazz bassist and author.Crow was born in Othello, Washington in the United States of America, but spent his childhood in Kirkland, Washington. After high school, he briefly played sousaphone at the University of Washington in Seattle. When he joined the Army in 1946, he played baritone horn, trombone, and drums in the army band until 1949. After leaving the Army, he returned to the University of Washington in Seattle and played in a jazz quartet after hours. In January 1950, Crow moved to New York City, briefly studied valve trombone with Lennie Tristano, and met many New York musicians and artists. He bought an old Kay bass and taught himself to play what would become his primary instrument. In 1953 he purchased an old French bass which ha

        
Instruments
  • Bass
  • Double bass
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Father's Footsteps on Crowsongs One by Bill Crow
6_8 in Em Bethesda on Piano Preludes Books 6 to 10 by Bill Crow
6_2 in Amaj Arrival on Piano Preludes Books 6 to 10 by Bill Crow
Deep in My Heart on Crowsongs One by Bill Crow
7_7 in G Blue on Piano Preludes Books 6 to 10 by Bill Crow
Going Down on Crowsongs One by Bill Crow
1_2 in D Sarabande on Piano Preludes Books 1 to 5 by Bill Crow
1_1 in Eb Heady Dance on Piano Preludes Books 1 to 5 by Bill Crow
6_7 in F Groove on Piano Preludes Books 6 to 10 by Bill Crow
6_5 in F Bebop on Piano Preludes Books 6 to 10 by Bill Crow

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Original WilberBob Wilber With Dave McKenna, Bill Crow, Connie Kay, Pug Horton And Lars Erstrand, Lennart Nyhlén, Arne Wilhelmsson, Robert Edman2003Compil.
Mission To MoscowZoot SIms1962Single
Jazz Mission To Moscow (Featuring Top Jazz Artists On Their Return From Tour Of Soviet Union 1962)Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, Bill Crow, Willie Dennis, Mel Lewis1962Album
The Street SwingersBob Brookmeyer / Jim Hall / Jimmy Raney With Osie Johnson And Bill Crow1958Single
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