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Chuck Israels

b, *1936 US, New York City
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Charles H. Israels

American composer, arranger, and bassist (born August 10, 1936). Israels is best known for his work with The Bill Evans Trio (from 1961 through 1966). He has also worked with Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, J.J. Johnson, John Coltrane and many others. He served as Director of the National Jazz Ensemble from 1973 to 1981. He is now the Director of Jazz Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham.

        
Instruments
  • Bass
  • Double bass
  • Bass guitar
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Ventilation on It's Nice to Be With You by Chuck Israels
Waltz for Debby (feat. Jessica Israels) on Second Wind: A Tribute to the Music of Bill Evans by Chuck Israels
Mingus on Garden of Delights by Chuck Israels
Two Birds With One Stone on It's Nice to Be With You by Chuck Israels
Ack Värmland... on It's Nice to Be With You by Chuck Israels
Show-Type Tune (feat. David Evans) on Second Wind: A Tribute to the Music of Bill Evans by Chuck Israels
It's Nice to Be With You on It's Nice to Be With You by Chuck Israels
The Skipping Tune on Garden of Delights by Chuck Israels
Detour Ahead (feat. John Nastos) on Second Wind: A Tribute to the Music of Bill Evans by Chuck Israels
Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West on It's Nice to Be With You by Chuck Israels

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
National Jazz Ensemble (1975-1976)National Jazz Ensemble, Chuck Israels2018Compil.
Live At The New SchoolNational Jazz Ensemble Featuring Gerry Mulligan Directed By Chuck Israels2016Album
Second Wind - A Tribute to the Music of Bill EvansChuck Israels2013Album
Complete RecordingsThe Bill Evans Trio With Chuck Israels & Paul Motian2013Compil.
Chaconne A Son GoutChuck Israels, Axel Hagen2013Album
It's Nice To Be With YouChuck Israels2012Album
Strictly ConfidentialJon Mayer Trio Featuring Chuck Israels & Arnold Wise2005Album
The Eindhoven ConcertChuck Israels & The Metropole Orchestra Featuring Claudio Roditi1998Album
Blues For McVoutyJay Thomas Featuring Cedar Walton, Chuck Israels, Billy Higgins1993Album
National Jazz Ensemble Vol. 2National Jazz Ensemble, Chuck Israels1976Album
National Jazz Ensemble Vol. 1National Jazz Ensemble, Chuck Israels1976Album
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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