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Bill Holman

Willis Leonard Holman (born May 21, 1927), better known as Bill Holman, is an American composer/arranger, conductor, saxophonist, and songwriter working primarily in the jazz and pop music genres. His professional music career is over six decades long, most notably starting with the Charlie Barnet orchestra in 1950. He is a multi-Grammy winning artist (nominated for 13 Grammys, 3 wins) and is most commonly known for his long association with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. He was honored as a 2010 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Masters recipient.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 21st, 1927 (Olive)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, arranger, reeds, leader, baritone saxophone

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 9805 1/18/1957 Wild and crazy Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, reeds  
Decca L 9806 1/18/1957 Central Park-4 A.M. Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, reeds  
Decca L 9807 1/18/1957 Blues at five Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, reeds  
Decca L 9808 1/18/1957 The poor people of Brazil Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, reeds  
Decca L 9851 2/11/1957 Smooth Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, reeds  
Decca L 9852 2/11/1957 Return of the man Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, reeds  
Decca L 9853 2/11/1957 Exotica Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, reeds  
Decca L 9854 2/11/1957 Just a little jazz Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, reeds  
Decca L 10060 4/25/1957 Bright eyes Bill Holman Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, arranger, leader  
Decca L 10061 4/25/1957 You and I Bill Holman Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, arranger, leader  
Decca L 10062 4/25/1957 Evil eyes Bill Holman Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, arranger, leader  
Decca L 10063 4/29/1957 Airegin Bill Holman Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, arranger, leader  
Decca L 10064 4/29/1957 Come rain or come shine Bill Holman Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, arranger, leader  
Decca L 10065 4/29/1957 The big street Bill Holman Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, arranger, leader  
Decca L 10343 7/5/1957 Hop, skip but jump Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, reeds  
Decca L 10344 7/5/1957 Lament in five Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, reeds  
Decca L 10345 7/5/1957 Jubilation Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, reeds  
Decca L 10346 7/5/1957 Nightcap Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, reeds  
Decca L 10465 8/15/1957 Jive at five Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 10466 8/15/1957 It's de-lovely Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 10467 8/15/1957 Sweets' bread Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 10468 8/16/1957 Interwoven Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 10469 8/16/1957 Home brew-1 Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 11358 2/11/1959 M-Squad theme Leith Stevens Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 11359 2/11/1959 Peter Gunn Leith Stevens Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Holman, Bill," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204635.

Holman, Bill. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204635.

"Holman, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204635

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