Jimmy Rowles

Jimmy Rowles

Real Name:
James George Rowles
Profile:
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.
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Jimmy Rowles Discography Tracks

Albums

ST 1012 Jimmy Rowles And His Upper Classmen* Upper Classmen(LP, Album) Interlude (2) ST 1012 US 1959 Sell This Version
TRL-8551 Jimmy Rowles And His Upper Classmen* Upper Classmen(LP, Album, Mono) Top Rank International TRL-8551 Australia 1959 Sell This Version
Witherspoon*, Mulligan*, Webster* With Mel Lewis, Leroy Vinnegar, Jimmy Rowles Witherspoon*, Mulligan*, Webster* With Mel Lewis, Leroy Vinnegar, Jimmy Rowles - At The Renaissance (Album) HiFi Jazz US 1960 Sell This Version
Jimmy Rowles Fiorello Uptown/Mary Sunshine Downtown (Album) Signature (4) US 1960 Sell This Version
SS 6011 Jimmy Rowles Fiorello Uptown/Mary Sunshine Downtown(LP, Album) Signature (4) SS 6011 US 1960 Sell This Version
Jimmie Rowles* Kinda Groovy! Capitol Records, Dimensions In Jazz US 1962 Sell This Version
Jimmie Rowles* Grandpaws (Album) Choice Records (3) USA & Canada 1976 Sell This Version
Jimmy Rowles Jazz Is A Fleeting Moment (Album) Jazzz Records US 1976 Sell This Version
Stan Getz Presents Jimmie Rowles* Stan Getz Presents Jimmie Rowles* - The Peacocks (Album) CBS US 1977 Sell This Version
Zoot Sims Meets Jimmy Rowles Zoot Sims Meets Jimmy Rowles - If I'm Lucky (Album) Pablo Records Canada 1977 Sell This Version
Ray Brown . Jimmy Rowles Ray Brown . Jimmy Rowles - As Good As It Gets (Album) Concord Jazz US 1978 Sell This Version
Al Cohn & Jimmy Rowles Al Cohn & Jimmy Rowles - Heavy Love (Album) Xanadu Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Jimmie Rowles* Shade And Light (Album) Ahead (2) France 1978 Sell This Version
TK 782, SLP 000 002 Jimmy Rowles On Tour(LP, Album) Skarby International Records, Skarby International Records TK 782, SLP 000 002 Sweden 1978 Sell This Version
MUS 3016 Jimmy Rowles 'Scarab'(LP, Album) Musica Records MUS 3016 France 1978 Sell This Version
Jimmy Rowles Isfahan (Album) Sonet UK & Europe 1979 Sell This Version
Jimmy Rowles We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together (Album) Xanadu Records France 1978 Sell This Version
Jimmy Rowles & Red Mitchell Jimmy Rowles & Red Mitchell - Red'n Me (Album) All Life France 1979 Sell This Version
Zoot Sims And Jimmy Rowles Zoot Sims And Jimmy Rowles - Warm Tenor (Album) Pablo Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
2310 831 Zoot Sims And Jimmy Rowles Zoot Sims And Jimmy Rowles - Warm Tenor(LP, Album) Pablo Records 2310 831 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
CRS 1023 Jimmie Rowles* Paws That Refresh(LP, Album) Choice Records (3) CRS 1023 US 1979 Sell This Version
FLC 5038 Arne Domnérus, Jimmy Rowles Arne Domnérus, Jimmy Rowles - The Sheik(LP, Album) Four Leaf Records FLC 5038 Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
PSJ-84 Jimmy Rowles My Mother's Love(LP) Poljazz PSJ-84 Poland 1979 Sell This Version
Ray Brown and Jimmy Rowles Ray Brown and Jimmy Rowles - Tasty! (Album) Concord Records, Concord Jazz US 1980 Sell This Version
Joe Pass / Jimmy Rowles Joe Pass / Jimmy Rowles - Checkmate (Album) Pablo Records Japan 1981 Sell This Version

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jazzsnob

jazzsnob

December 27, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
I still can't decide what's better: listening to him playing or singing?

He has this perfect voice for an imperfect art - jazz; that is to say, dusty, dry, or gritty. On the other hand, J. Rowles uses space in his playing like no one else. Even the great Ahmad Jamal isn't as great in comparison with Mr. Rowles.

Anyone?
beautman

beautman

February 29, 2012
The correct spelling is "Jimmie". Per the liner notes of Capitol ST 1831:

"The reader may have observed that in most, though not all, jazz reference works, and on most of his previous lp liner (including a few by Capitol), Jimmie Rowles first name has been spelled "Jimmy." In response to a last minute question, Jim himself told us that the "ie" ending was the one he learned at the elder Rowleses' knees, the only one he's used since, and the one he'd like us to employ on this album."

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