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Bill Holman

ts, sax, *1927 US, Olive
Musician / Composer / Songwriter / Arranger / Conductor of Jazz
A.k.a. Willis Leonard Holman

Willis Leonard Holman (born May 21, 1927), known also as Bill Holman, is an American composer/arranger, conductor, saxophonist, and songwriter working primarily in the jazz idiom.Although he has performed and recorded as a tenor saxophonist, Holman is best known as an arranger. Through his acquaintance with Gene Roland, Holman was auditioned by Stan Kenton and hired as a tenor sax player around 1969, Ella Fitzgerald recorded "Give Me the Simple Life" with Holman's arrangement on her live album Sunshine of Your Love.

  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Bariton sax
  • Clarinet
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
The Man I Love on In a Jazz Orbit by Bill Holman
After You've Gone on In a Jazz Orbit by Bill Holman
You Go to My Head on In a Jazz Orbit by Bill Holman
Kissing Bug on In a Jazz Orbit by Bill Holman
Goodbye on In a Jazz Orbit by Bill Holman
Theme & Variations on In a Jazz Orbit by Bill Holman
Malaga on I Wanna Go Back by The Ohio State University Marching Band
Speak Low - 1999 - Remastered on Stan Kenton Presents Bob Cooper, Bill Holman & Frank Rosolino by Various Artists
Way Down Under on Jazz Erotica by Bill Holman & Richie Kamuca
No Heat on In a Jazz Orbit by Bill Holman

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Title Artist Year Type
Patti Page With Pete Rugolo And His OrchestraPatti Page, Pete Rugolo, Marty Paich, Bill Holman, Shorty Rogers2009Compil.
Complete RecordingsConte Candoli With Bill Holman And Lou Levy2006Compil.
Kenton Presents Bob Cooper, Bill Holman & Frank RosolinoBob Cooper, Bill Holman, Frank Rosolino1999Compil.
Further AdventuresBill Holman, Metropole Orchestra1997Album
My Instrument Is The OrchestraBill Holman Conducts The SDR Big Band1994Album
Live At The Royal Palms Inn - Volume 7Bill Holman, Conte Candoli1994Album
Jazz In ConcertSWR Big Band, Bill Holman1993Album
Stu Williamson Plays - The Bethlehem YearsStu Williamson Featuring Charlie Mariano, Jimmy Giuffre, Bill Holman, Claude Williamson1989Compil.
The Norwegian Radio Big Band Meets Bill HolmanBill Holman, The Norwegian Radio Big Band1989Album
CollaborationCharlie Shoemake / Bill Holman With The Voice Of Sandi Shoemake1985Album
The Third StoneJiggs Whigham, Bill Holman, Mel Lewis, WDR Big Band And Strings1982Album
In A Jazz OrbitBill Holman1960Single
The Wright ApproachBill Holman Arranges Dempsey Wright1959Album
Stringin' Along (Twilight Jazz With String Presentation)Bill Holman, Benny Carter, Jack Montrose, Calvin Jackson1958Album
The Fabulous Bill HolmanBill Holman1958Album
In A Jazz OrbitBill Holman1958Album
Jazz EroticaRichie Kamuca And Bill Holman1957Album
Bill HolmanBill Holman1954Album
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