Mp3 is a digital audio format without digital rights management drm technology. Danny stiles trumpet, john gatchell trumpet, dean pratt trumpet, george triffon trumpet, joe randazzo trombone, bill watrous trombone, wayne andre trombone, joe petrizzo trombone, charles small trombone, charles lagond. Among his more notable sidemen are trumpeter danny stiles. He is perhaps best known for his work with his big band. For an insight into bill watrous earlier years and rise to prominence, this is an important recording and a milestone for bebop inspired, modernlooking big bands. Johnson leads his on big band manhattan wildlife refuge cd music bill watrous is a gifted trombonist who displays the virtues of speed and quietness and maybe ammplification over tailgate triple fortes. Also in the 1970s, watrous formed his own band, the manhattan wildlife refuge big band, which recorded two albums for columbia records.
Bill watrous manhattan wildlife refuge columbia 33090. About bill watrous william russell watrous iii june 8, 1939 july 2, 2018 was an american jazz trombonist. Bill watrous, trombonist on the way up the new york times. The trombonist bill watrous performing in san francisco in the early 1980s. Trombonist bill watrous also taught at the university of southern california. The usas jiggs whigham worked in the stan kenton band before moving to europe where he has been in continual demand as a soloist and educator. I got home from tower records in san jose and immediately put on bill s record. Watrous, who takes an uncharacteristically crazy cadenza on fourth floor walkup, is in top form on such numbers as chick coreas spain, dichotomy, and zip city. William russell watrous iii june 8, 1939 july 2, 2018 was an american jazz trombonist. Bill watrous was born william russell watrous in middletown, connecticut on june 8, 1939. Bill watrous updated april 25, 2019 by nancy ann lee during the 1960s, trombonist bill watrous paid his dues blowing in the big bands of kai winding, quincy jones, johnny richards, woody herman and others, and later leading his manhattan wildlife refuge in new york before resettling in southern california in 1976.
Merv griffins band, and picked up oodles of session work until he felt confident enough to start his own band the manhattan wildlife refuge. Because our mp3s have no drm, you can play it on any device that supports mp3, even on your ipod. Solo transcriptions and master class cd midwest clinic. American bill watrous played with maynard ferguson and ten wheel drive. Manhattan wildlife refuge bill watrous bill watrous arranger, composer, primary artist, producer, trombone wayne andre. Highlights in jazz concert 018 bill watrous manhattan. In 1977, watrous relocated to california, where that same year he performed on quincy jones score for the tv miniseries roots.
He also recorded as a soloist and in ensembles of all sizes. Bill watrous manhattan wildlife refuge 1974 download album. After playing with the jazzrock group ten wheel drive in 1971, watrous led his own big band the manhattan wildlife refuge during 19731977, recording two superb albums for columbia. In 1971, he played with the jazz fusion group ten wheel drive. In 1993 he released the album he would become best known for. Manhattan wildlife refuge and its followup, the tiger of san pedro, are the only two recordings of trombonist bill watrous impressive big band of the mid70s. In 1983 he published an instruction manual of trombone techniques titled trombonisms. Mint a record that appears as if new and unplayed, showing no visible wear to the record surface. Bill watrous was born on june 8, 1939 in middletown, connecticut, usa as william russell watrous. Bill watrous manhattan wildlife refuge 1974, vinyl. Bill watrous manhattan wildlife refuge 1974, vinyl discogs. Bill watrous born june 8, 1939 died july 2, 2018 this page is updated. Trumpeter danny stiles gets the spotlight often and various other musicians are also featured. Trombonist bill watrous has passed the syncopated times.
Listen free to bill watrous manhattan wildlife refuge spain, sho and more. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at. View all albums and help us complete bill watrous discography. Watrous won acclaim and fame for his solos on spain and fourth floor walkup. Bill watrous manhattan wildlife refuge 1974 blogger. Bill watrous manhattan wildlife refuge 1974 postbop, big band. The music has aged well and it is to be hoped that this fine recording will one day be rescued from the columbia archives and rereleased on cd. Manhattan wildlife refuge, which released two albums.
A few years later, he became a member of the dick cavett show ensemble. Bill watrous those of us of a certain age fondly remember his two manhattan wildlife refuge albums from the mid1970s. Manhattan wildlife refuge william russell watrous iii june 8, 1939 july 2, 2018 was an american jazz trombonist. Bill watrous manhattan wildlife refuge remastered 2007. One other interesting thing about both this album and manhattan wildlife refuge is that most of the. Such is also the case with the bill watrous manhattan wildlife refuge, a big band that recorded two columbia albums in 1974 and 1975. Bill watrous simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He was best known for his version of sammy nestico s arrangement of the johnny mandel ballad a time for love, which he recorded on a 1993 album of the same name. Artists for the concert include bill watrous and the manhattan wildlife refuge. The concert was held at nyu loeb student center, eisner and lubin auditorium, monday, february 10th, 1975 at 8. Keep it in the family 2005 and rocky mountain jazz party 1977. He led the manhattan wildlife refuge big band, later renaming it refuge west after relocating to california where he has lived since 1976.
In the 1970s, he led a band called manhattan wildlife refuge, which released two albums on columbia records. Bill watrous, trombonist and bandleader, is dead at 79. One other interesting thing about both this album and manhattan wildlife refuge is that most of the saxophonists also play flute on some tracks. Bill watrous 19392018 and his refuge west big band perform space available. One of the greatest albums of all time, featuring two virtuoso horn players, bill watrous on trombone playing like no one else ever has or will and the amazing. Jack served as producer and master of ceremonies for the monthly series of concerts. Bill watrous manhattan wildlife refuge releases discogs. Of course, watrous is not the only soloist in his band. Bill watrous manhattan wildlife refuge unf digital commons. Manhattan wildlife refuge by bill watrous cd, jul2007. He is perhaps best known by casual fans of jazz music for his rendition of sammy nestico s arrangement of the johnny mandel ballad a time for love which he recorded on a 1993 album of the same name. Bill watrous manhattan wildlife refuge 1974 a rarer album in electronic format as it was only printed by wounded bird for a limited release, this album showcases how great of a soloist watrous can be. Get all the lyrics to songs on manhattan wildlife refuge and join the genius community of music scholars to learn the meaning behind the lyrics. Manhattan wildlife refuge, an album by bill watrous.782 507 543 679 867 81 1250 61 999 916 890 991 1512 653 1314 671 914 111 107 329 1070 596 1387 132 1352 922 250 1214 943 602 617 1152 1026 886