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Bill Harris

tb, 1916-1973 US, Philadelphia
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Willard Palmer Harris. Willard Harris

Bill Harris (October 28, 1916 – August 21, 1973) was a jazz trombonist, known for his whisper and soft-tongue solo work.

  • Trombone
  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Perdido - Live At Carnegie Hall, New York / 1947 on The Complete Jazz At The Philharmonic On Verve 1944-1949 by Various Artists
Characteristically B.H. - Live At Carnegie Hall, New York/1947 on The Complete Jazz At The Philharmonic On Verve 1944-1949 by Various Artists
It Might As Well Be Spring on Bill Harris And Friends by Bill Harris And Friends
Funky Blues - Norman Granz Jam Session on The Complete Jam Sessions by Norman Granz
Ding Dong Babe on No Black Money Baby by Various Artists
Where Are You? on Bill Harris And Friends by Bill Harris And Friends
Mph on Encompass Quartet by Various Artists
Medley: Lover Come Back To Me/(I Don't Stand) A Ghost Of A Chance With You/Just You, Just Me - Live At Carnegie Hall, New York/1947 on The Complete Jazz At The Philharmonic On Verve 1944-1949 by Various Artists
Perdido on Bill Harris by Bill Harris
In A Mellow Tone on Bill Harris And Friends by Bill Harris And Friends

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Live At The Three Deuces Vol. 2Charlie Ventura, Bill Harris2000Compil.
Ow! (All Star Jam Sessions)Louis Bellson, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Herb Ellis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris, Illinois Jacquet, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Buddy Rich, Ben Webster, Lester Young1995Album
Bill Harris And FriendsBill Harris1992Album
Live At Peacock Lane Hollywood January 13 - 1958Woody Herman And His Orchestra Featuring Bill Harris1991Album
Live In Stereo At Marion June 8,- 1957Woody Herman And His Orchestra Featuring: Bill Harris1991Album
Live 1957 Featuring Bill Harris Vol. 2Woody Herman Featuring Bill Harris1990Album
Jam Session 1955Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Buddy DeFranco, Ray Brown, Bill Harris, Louis Bellson1990Album
Jazz MoodsLester Young, Sonny Stitt, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris, Roy Eldridge1978Album
Aces At The DeucesBill Harris, Charlie Ventura1976Album
Live At The 3 Deuces!Bill Harris — Charlie Ventura1975Album
The Soul Of JazzBill Harris, Joe Wilder, Bobby Jaspar, Pepper Adams, Eddie Costa, George Duvivier, Art Taylor, J. Billy VerPlanck1958Album
New Jazz SoundsBenny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris1955Album
New Volume 6 (Formerly Vols.8, 9, and 10)Jazz At The Philharmonic featuring Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Jo Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Howard McGhee, Ray Brown, Hank Jones1955Album
Bill Harris CollatesBill Harris1953Compil.
The Modern IdiomCharlie Barnet / Dizzy Gillespie / Bill Harris / Stan Kenton / Woody Herman / Miles Davis1952Compil.
Trombone TimeJack Teagarden, Benny Morton, Bill Harris, Vic Dickenson, Claude Jones1950Album
Oh, Lady Be Good / Fade OutJoe Bushkin Sextet With Bill Harris1947Album
Woodchopper's Holiday / Somebody Loves MeBill Harris Big Eight / Bill Harris1946Album
LauraBill Harris & The Ex-HermanitesSingle
Holiday In TromboneJack Teagarden, Bill Harris, Vic Dickenson, Claude JonesAlbum
How High The Moon / The Moon Is LowBill HarrisAlbum
First, Last & Only Live Concert From Kimball Hall, OtterburnFletcher Henderson, Bill Harris, Sidney BechetAlbum
The Vibes Are OnFlip Phillips, Bill HarrisAlbum
The Great Jamboree Jam SessionsDizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Lester Young, Bill Harris, Jo JonesAlbum
At Carnegie Hall 1946 Vol. IIWoody Herman & The Herd, Red Norvo, Chubby Jackson, Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Pete Candoli, Sonny BermanSingle
The Jackson-Harris HerdChubby Jackson, Bill HarrisSingle
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