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Jimmy Rowles

p, 1918-1996 US, Spokane, Washington
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. James George Rowles

American jazz pianist, born 19 August 1918, Spokane, Washington, died 28 May 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA. Best known as an accompanist. He also released a number of albums under his own name, and explored various idioms including swing and cool jazz.

  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Keyboards
  • Vocals
  • Bass guitar
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Plays With
Benny Goodman Duo
Benny Goodman Sextet
Bill Holman / Mel Lewis Quintet
Bill Holman's Great Big Band
Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra
Bobby Troup And His Stars Of Jazz
Bud Shank - Shorty Rogers Quintet
Buddy DeFranco And The All-Stars
Buddy Rich All Stars
Buddy Rich Orchestra
Dennis Farnon And His Orchestra
Dexter Gordon Quartet
Georgie Auld And His Orchestra
Harry Babasin Quintet
Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
Herbie Harper Quintet
Herbie Mann's Californians
Jackie Mills Quintet
Jerry Gray And His Orchestra
Jimmy Rowles And His Orchestra
Jimmy Rowles Septet
Jimmy Rowles Trio
L'Ensemble Instrumental Des Iles
Laurindo Almeida & The Bossa Nova Allstars
Lester & Lee Young's Orchestra
Louie Bellson Orchestra
Marty Paich And His Jazz Piano Quartet
Members Of The Benny Goodman Orchestra
Pepper Adams Quartet
Pete Candoli Septet
Pete Rugolo Orchestra
Red Norvo Combo
Shorty Rogers And His Giants
Soundstage All-Stars
The Band That Plays The Blues
The Brothers Candoli: Sextet
The Bud Shank Quintet
The Jimmy Giuffre 4
The Jimmy Rowles Quintet
The Jimmy Rowles Sextet
The Louis Bellson Octet
The Mariano-Dodgion Sextet
The Surfmen
Woody Herman & The Herd
Woody Herman & The New Thundering Herd
Woody Herman And His Orchestra
Woody Herman And His Woodchoppers
Woody Herman And The Swingin' Herd
Zoot Sims / Jimmy Rowles Quartet
Akira Tana
Robin Wilson
The Danzaneros
The Video All-Stars
Skip Martin And His Orchestra
Jazz Superstars
Members Of The Duke Ellington Orchestra
Brussels World's Fair Orchestra
Members Of The Brussels World's Fair Orchestra
Benny Goodman & His Musicians
Arne Domnérus Kvintett
The Hollywood All-Stars
Deno Kannes
The Hollywood Symphony
All-Star Jazz Band
Popular Tracks   
Chelsea Bridge on Milestones of a Jazz Legend - Ben Webster, Vol. 4 by Ben Webster
Body & Soul: Body and Soul on Milestones of a Jazz Legend - Ben Webster, Vol. 8 by Ben Webster
Studio Talk #5 on The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945 - 1959 by Billie Holiday
Tell Me When on Milestones of a Jazz Legend - Ben Webster, Vol. 4 by Ben Webster
They Can't Take That Away from Me: Shall we Dance. They can't take That away from me on Milestones of a Jazz Legend - Ben Webster, Vol. 8 by Ben Webster
The Peacocks on The Peacocks by Stan Getz & Jimmy Rowles
Yokel Boy: Comes Love on Milestones of a Jazz Legend - Ben Webster, Vol. 8 by Ben Webster
Nice Work If You Can Get It on Something Bigger by Harry "Sweets" Edison, Barney Kessel & Jimmy Rowles
The Cat Walk on Milestones of a Jazz Legend - Ben Webster, Vol. 4 by Ben Webster
I Got Rhythm: Girl Crazy: Embraceable You on Milestones of a Jazz Legend - Ben Webster, Vol. 8 by Ben Webster

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Trio '77 / '78Jimmy Rowles2009Compil.
Mosaic Select: The Pacific Jazz Piano TriosRuss Freeman, Dick Twardzik, Jimmy Rowles, Clare Fischer2005Album
The Duo SessionsJimmy Rowles / Ray Brown2000Compil.
Subtle Legend, Vol. 2Jimmy Rowles1999Album
Subtle Legend, Vol. 1Jimmy Rowles1998Album
Me And The MoonStacy Rowles, Jimmy Rowles1997Album
Our DelightJimmy Rowles1997Album
A Timeless PlaceJeri Brown, Jimmy Rowles1995Album
Plus2, Plus3, Plus4Jimmy Rowles1995Album
Lilac TimeJimmy Rowles1994Album
Plays StandardsJimmy Rowles1994Album
Profile, The Music Of Henri RenaudJimmy Rowles & Michael Moore1993Album
Grandpa's VibratoJimmy Rowles1993Album
As Good As It GetsRay Brown · Jimmy Rowles1992Album
Jimmy Rowles Trio, Jazz In Hollywood SeriesJimmy Rowles1990Album
Dix Chansons D'amourElisabeth Caumont, Jimmy Rowles1990Album
In ParisJimmy Rowles1989Compil.
Looking BackJimmy Rowles And Stacy Rowles1989Album
Sometime I'm Happy, Sometimes I'm BlueJimmy Rowles With Harry Edison, Ray Brown, Don Bailey & Stacy Rowles1988Album
I'm Glad There Is YouJimmy Rowles & Red Mitchell1987Album
Piano PlayhouseCarl Perkins, Paul Smith, Jimmy Rowles, Gerald Wiggins, Lou Levy1986Album
The Jimmy Rowles / Red Mitchell TrioJimmy Rowles, Red Mitchell, Colin Bailey1985Album
Tell It Like It IsStacy Rowles With Jimmy Rowles1984Album
PeacocksJimmy Rowles And Michael Hashim1983Album
Music's The Only Thing On My MindJimmy Rowles And George Mraz1981Album
Mediacom SpecialJimmy Rowles1981Album
Plays Duke Ellington And Billy StrayhornJimmy Rowles1981Album
Nature BoyJimmy Rowles1981Album
CheckmateJoe Pass / Jimmy Rowles1981Album
Tasty!Ray Brown and Jimmy Rowles1980Album
Red'n MeJimmy Rowles & Red Mitchell1979Album
IsfahanJimmy Rowles1979Album
The SheikArne Domnérus Kvintett Featuring Jimmy Rowles1979Album
Warm TenorZoot Sims And Jimmy Rowles1979Album
We Could Make Such Beautiful Music TogetherJimmy Rowles1979Album
My Mother's LoveJimmy Rowles1979Album
Paws That RefreshJimmy Rowles1979Album
On TourJimmy Rowles1978Album
Shade And LightJimmy Rowles1978Album
'Scarab'Jimmy Rowles1978Album
Heavy LoveAl Cohn & Jimmy Rowles1978Album
The PeacocksStan Getz Presents Jimmy Rowles1977Album
If I'm LuckyZoot Sims Meets Jimmy Rowles1977Album
GrandpawsJimmy Rowles1976Album
Jazz Is A Fleeting MomentJimmy Rowles1976Album
Kinda Groovy!Jimmy Rowles1962Album
Fiorello Uptown/Mary Sunshine DowntownJimmy Rowles1960Album
At The RenaissanceJimmy Witherspoon, Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster With Mel Lewis, Leroy Vinnegar, Jimmy Rowles1960Album
Upper ClassmenJimmy Rowles1959Album
Jazz Horizons, Vol. 2Don Bagley, Shelly Manne, Jimmy RowlesSingle
The Special Magic OfJimmy RowlesAlbum
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