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Encyclopedia > Jimmy Rowles

Jimmy Rowles (August 19, 1918May 28, 1996) was an American jazz pianist who was 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. is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... In music accompaniment is the art of playing along with a soloist or ensemble, often known as the lead, in a supporting manner as well as the music thus played. ... Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of jazz music that developed during the 1920s and had solidified as a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States. ... CD reissue of Daviss 1957 LP Birth of the Cool, collecting much of his 1949 to 1950 work. ...

Born in Spokane, Washington, Rowles studied at the University of Washington, Seattle. After moving to Los Angeles, he joined Lester Young's group in 1942. Rowles also worked with Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Tommy Dorsey, and Tony Bennett, and as a studio musician. Nickname: Location of Spokane in Spokane County and Washington Coordinates: , Country United States State Washington County Spokane Government  - Mayor Dennis P. Hession Area  - City  58. ... Lester Young Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed Prez, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987), better known as Woody Herman, was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. ... Les Brown may refer to: Les Brown (bandleader) (1912–2001), U.S. Big Band leader Les Brown Jr. ... Tommy Dorsey, in a publicity shot for The Big Apple Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist and bandleader in the Big Band era. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ...

In the 1950s and 1960s, he frequently played behind Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee, and in the 1980s he worked with Ella Fitzgerald. Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), born Eleanora Fagan and later called Lady Day was an American singer widely considered one of the greatest jazz voices of all time. ... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and traditional pop singer and songwriter and Oscar-nominated performer. ... Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ...

In 1973, Rowles settled in New York City, where he performed and/or recorded with Zoot Sims and Stan Getz, among others. John Haley Zoot Sims was an American jazz musician. ... Stanley Gayetsky (February 2, 1927 in Philadelphia – June 6, 1991 in Malibu, California), usually known by his stage name Stan Getz, was an American jazz musician. ...

He composed several jazz pieces, the best known being "The Peacocks" which is performed on the alto flute by Gary Foster on Foster's album "Make your own Fun". Rowles also performs on this album. The song is also featured on Foster's upcoming release "Perfect Circularity".

Jimmy Rowles' daughter, Stacy Rowles, plays fluegelhorn. Flugelhorn- this is a standard 3-valved Bb model. ...

He died from cardiovascular disease in Los Angeles, California at the age of 78. Cardiovascular disease refers to the class of diseases that involve the heart and/or blood vessels (arteries and veins). ... d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...

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  • Biographies: Jimmy Rowles

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PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Jimmy Rowles (234 words)
Jimmie Rowles took the name Rowles from his stepfather.
He was largely self-taught, though he received lessons in jazz piano, developing a taste for the style of Teddy Wilson.
He returned to southern California and in 1986 was honored in Los Angeles by the declaration of September 14 as "Jimmie Rowles Day." Rowles was a sensitive player with a swinging, mainstream style, who showed a particular liking for Duke Ellington's music.
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