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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In Groups:
Barney Kessel Septet, 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 And His Orchestra, Dennis Farnon And His Orchestra, Dexter Gordon Quartet, Georgie Auld And His Orchestra, Gerald Wilson 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, Marty Paich Orchestra, Members Of The Benny Goodman Orchestra, Pepper Adams Quartet, Pete Candoli Septet, Pete Rugolo Orchestra, Red Norvo And His Orchestra, Red Norvo Combo, Red Norvo Sextet, Shorty Rogers And His Giants, Soundstage All-Stars, Stan Getz Quartet, The Band That Plays The Blues, The Benny Carter Quartet, The Brothers Candoli: Sextet, The Bud Shank Quintet, The Buddy Rich 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
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Albums

S 3007, S-3007 Jimmy Rowles - Weather In A Jazz Vane album art Jimmy Rowles Septet Featuring Jimmy Rowles Jimmy Rowles Septet Featuring Jimmy Rowles - Weather In A Jazz Vane(LP, Album) Andex, Andex S 3007, S-3007 US 1959 Sell This Version
MO 515 Jimmy Rowles - Upper Classmen album art Jimmy Rowles Upper Classmen (Album) Interlude (2) MO 515 US 1959 Sell This Version
SS 6011 Jimmy Rowles - Fiorello Uptown/Mary Sunshine Downtown album art Jimmy Rowles Fiorello Uptown/Mary Sunshine Downtown (Album) Signature (4) SS 6011 US 1960 Sell This Version
SJ 426 Jimmy Rowles - At The Renaissance album art 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 SJ 426 Europe 1960 Sell This Version
T1831 Jimmy Rowles - Kinda Groovy! album art Jimmie Rowles* Kinda Groovy! (Album) Capitol Records T1831 US 1962 Sell This Version
ST 1831, ST-1831 Jimmy Rowles - Kinda Groovy! album art Jimmie Rowles* Kinda Groovy!(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 1831, ST-1831 US 1962 Sell This Version
CRS-1014 Jimmy Rowles - Grandpaws album art Jimmie Rowles* Grandpaws (Album) Choice (7) CRS-1014 USA & Canada 1976 Sell This Version
JAZZZ103 Jimmy Rowles - Jazz Is A Fleeting Moment album art Jimmy Rowles Jazz Is A Fleeting Moment (Album) Jazzz Records JAZZZ103 US 1976 Sell This Version
2310-803 Jimmy Rowles - If I'm Lucky album art Zoot Sims Meets Jimmy Rowles Zoot Sims Meets Jimmy Rowles - If I'm Lucky (Album) Pablo Records 2310-803 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
JC 34873 Jimmy Rowles - The Peacocks album art Stan Getz Presents Jimmie Rowles* Stan Getz Presents Jimmie Rowles* - The Peacocks (Album) Columbia JC 34873 US 1977 Sell This Version
TK 782, SLP 000 002 Jimmy Rowles - On Tour album art Jimmy Rowles On Tour (Album) Skarby International Records, Skarby International Records TK 782, SLP 000 002 Sweden 1978 Sell This Version
CJ-66 Jimmy Rowles - As Good As It Gets album art Ray Brown · Jimmy Rowles Ray Brown · Jimmy Rowles - As Good As It Gets (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-66 US 1978 Sell This Version
33 751 Jimmy Rowles - Shade And Light album art Jimmie Rowles* Shade And Light (Album) Ahead (2) 33 751 France 1978 Sell This Version
XANADU 145 Jimmy Rowles - Heavy Love album art Al Cohn & Jimmy Rowles Al Cohn & Jimmy Rowles - Heavy Love (Album) Xanadu Records XANADU 145 US 1978 Sell This Version
MUS 3016 Jimmy Rowles - 'Scarab' album art Jimmy Rowles 'Scarab'(LP, Album) Musica Records MUS 3016 France 1978 Sell This Version
AL 002 Jimmy Rowles - Red'n Me album art Jimmy Rowles & Red Mitchell Jimmy Rowles & Red Mitchell - Red'n Me (Album) All Life AL 002 France 1979 Sell This Version
Xanadu 157 Jimmy Rowles - We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together album art Jimmy Rowles We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 157 France 1978 Sell This Version
FLC 5038 Jimmy Rowles - The Sheik album art Arne Domnérus Kvintett Featuring Jimmy Rowles Arne Domnérus Kvintett Featuring Jimmy Rowles - The Sheik (Album) Four Leaf Clover Records FLC 5038 Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
SNTF 790 Jimmy Rowles - Isfahan album art Jimmy Rowles Isfahan (Album) Sonet SNTF 790 UK & Europe 1979 Sell This Version
2310 831 Jimmy Rowles - Warm Tenor album art Zoot Sims And Jimmy Rowles Zoot Sims And Jimmy Rowles - Warm Tenor (Album) Pablo Records 2310 831 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
PSJ-84 Jimmy Rowles - My Mother's Love album art Jimmy Rowles My Mother's Love(LP) Poljazz PSJ-84 Poland 1979 Sell This Version
CJ-122 Jimmy Rowles - Tasty! album art Ray Brown and Jimmy Rowles Ray Brown and Jimmy Rowles - Tasty! (Album) Concord Records, Concord Jazz CJ-122 US 1980 Sell This Version
CYM 1 Jimmy Rowles - Duets album art Jimmy Rowles, Joe Newman Jimmy Rowles, Joe Newman - Duets(LP) Cymbol CYM 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
KUX-024-G Jimmy Rowles - Music's The Only Thing On My Mind album art Jimmy Rowles And George Mraz Jimmy Rowles And George Mraz - Music's The Only Thing On My Mind (Album) Progressive Records (2) KUX-024-G Japan 1977 Sell This Version
28MJ 3096 Jimmy Rowles - Checkmate album art Joe Pass / Jimmy Rowles Joe Pass / Jimmy Rowles - Checkmate (Album) Pablo Records 28MJ 3096 Japan 1981 Sell This Version

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jazzsnob

jazzsnob

December 27, 2012
edited over 8 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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