Bill Harris

Real Name:
Willard Palmer Harris.
Profile:
American jazz trombonist.

Born : October 28, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Died : August 21, 1973 in Hallandale, Florida.

Early in his career, Harris performed with Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet and Eddie Condon. He had a broad, thick tone and quick vibrato which remained for the duration of each tone. He went on to join Woody Herman's First Herd in 1944. He was also in the Four Brothers Second Herd during the late 1940s, and worked with Herman again in the 1950s. He then teamed up with Charlie Ventura, and later with Chubby Jackson. Together with Flip Phillips, he became a stalwart of Benny Goodman's group in 1959. He later worked in Las Vegas, and finally retired to Florida.
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Albums

MG 25071 Bill Harris - Trombone Time album art Jack Teagarden, Benny Morton, Bill Harris, Vic Dickenson, Claude Jones Jack Teagarden, Benny Morton, Bill Harris, Vic Dickenson, Claude Jones - Trombone Time(10") Mercury MG 25071 US 1950 Sell This Version
Bill Harris - Bill Harris Collates album art Bill Harris Bill Harris Collates (Comp, Album) Clef Records Australia 1953 Sell This Version
Bill Harris - New Jazz Sounds album art Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris - New Jazz Sounds (Album) Norgran Records US 1955 Sell This Version
Bill Harris - New Volume 6 (Formerly Vols.8, 9, and 10) album art Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* featuring Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Jo Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Howard McGhee, Ray Brown, Hank Jones Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* featuring Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Jo Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Howard McGhee, Ray Brown, Hank Jones - New Volume 6 (Formerly Vols.8, 9, and 10) (Album) Clef Records US 1955 Sell This Version
Bill Harris - Woodchoppers' Ball album art Terry Gibbs And Bill Harris Terry Gibbs And Bill Harris - Woodchoppers' Ball (Album) Premier (7) US 1957 Sell This Version
MGS-20002 Bill Harris - The Soul Of Jazz album art Bill Harris, Joe Wilder, Bobby Jaspar, Pepper Adams, Eddie Costa, George Duvivier, Art Taylor, Billy Ver Planck* Bill Harris, Joe Wilder, Bobby Jaspar, Pepper Adams, Eddie Costa, George Duvivier, Art Taylor, Billy Ver Planck* - The Soul Of Jazz(LP, Album) World Wide Records (10) MGS-20002 US 1958 Sell This Version
VDS 344 Bill Harris - 1947 WNEW - Saturday Night Swing Session  album art Roy Eldridge / Flip Phillips / Mike Colicchio / Al Casey / Eddie Safranski / Specs Powell / Mel Tormé / Fats Navarro / Bill Harris / Charlie Ventura / Allen Eager / Ralph Burns / Al Valente / Buddy Rich / Roy Rodgers Roy Eldridge / Flip Phillips / Mike Colicchio / Al Casey / Eddie Safranski / Specs Powell / Mel Tormé / Fats Navarro / Bill Harris / Charlie Ventura / Allen Eager / Ralph Burns / Al Valente / Buddy Rich / Roy Rodgers - 1947 WNEW - Saturday Night Swing Session (LP, RE) Quadrifoglio International VDS 344 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
Bill Harris - Live At The 3 Deuces! album art Bill HarrisCharlie Ventura Bill HarrisCharlie Ventura - Live At The 3 Deuces! (Album) Phoenix Jazz Records US 1975 Sell This Version
LP 14 Bill Harris - Aces At The Deuces album art Bill Harris, Charlie Ventura Bill Harris, Charlie Ventura - Aces At The Deuces(LP) Phoenix Jazz Records LP 14 US 1976 Sell This Version
JG 631, JG-631 Bill Harris - Jazz Moods album art Lester Young, Sonny Stitt, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris, Roy Eldridge Lester Young, Sonny Stitt, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris, Roy Eldridge - Jazz Moods(LP, Album) Hall Of Fame (3), Hall Of Fame (3) JG 631, JG-631 US 1978 Sell This Version
Bill Harris - Bill Harris And Friends album art Bill Harris Bill Harris And Friends (Album) Vocalion (3) US 1983 Sell This Version
STATUSCD111, STCD 111 Bill Harris - Live 1957 Featuring Bill Harris Vol. 2 album art Woody Herman Featuring Bill Harris Woody Herman Featuring Bill Harris - Live 1957 Featuring Bill Harris Vol. 2(CD, Album) Status, Status STATUSCD111, STCD 111 UK 1990 Sell This Version
JH-1015 Bill Harris - Live At Peacock Lane Hollywood January 13 - 1958 album art Woody Herman And His Orchestra Featuring Bill Harris Woody Herman And His Orchestra Featuring Bill Harris - Live At Peacock Lane Hollywood January 13 - 1958(CD, Album) Jazz Hour Compact Classics JH-1015 US 1991 Sell This Version
JH-1014 Bill Harris - Live In Stereo At Marion June 8,- 1957 album art Woody Herman & His Orchestra* Featuring: Bill Harris Woody Herman & His Orchestra* Featuring: Bill Harris - Live In Stereo At Marion June 8,- 1957(CD) Jazz Hour Compact Classics JH-1014 US 1991 Sell This Version
SBBH 1947 Bill Harris - First, Last & Only Live Concert From Kimball Hall, Otterburn album art Fletcher Henderson, Bill Harris, Sidney Bechet Fletcher Henderson, Bill Harris, Sidney Bechet - First, Last & Only Live Concert From Kimball Hall, Otterburn(LP) Big Chief-Jerollomo SBBH 1947 US Unknown Sell This Version
MG 26019 Bill Harris - Holiday In Trombone album art Jack Teagarden, Bill Harris, Vic Dickenson, Claude Jones Jack Teagarden, Bill Harris, Vic Dickenson, Claude Jones - Holiday In Trombone(10") EmArcy MG 26019 US Unknown Sell This Version
2003 Bill Harris - The Vibes Are On album art Flip Phillips, Bill Harris Flip Phillips, Bill Harris - The Vibes Are On(LP) Chazzer 2003 Unknown Sell This Version
JG 628 Bill Harris - The Great Jamboree Jam Sessions album art Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Lester Young, Bill Harris, Jo Jones Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Lester Young, Bill Harris, Jo Jones - The Great Jamboree Jam Sessions(LP) Jazz Greats (2) JG 628 Unknown Sell This Version
MG Vol. 6 Bill Harris - New Volume 6 (Formerly Vols.8, 9, and 10) album art Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* featuring Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Jo Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Howard McGhee, Ray Brown, Hank Jones Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* featuring Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Jo Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Howard McGhee, Ray Brown, Hank Jones - New Volume 6 (Formerly Vols.8, 9, and 10)(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records MG Vol. 6 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

1009 Bill Harris - Woodchopper's Holiday / Somebody Loves Me album art Bill Harris Big Eight / Bill Harris Bill Harris Big Eight / Bill Harris - Woodchopper's Holiday / Somebody Loves Me(Shellac, 10") Dial Records (3) 1009 US 1946 Sell This Version
594 Bill Harris - Oh, Lady Be Good / Fade Out album art Joe Bushkin And His Sextet* With Bill Harris Joe Bushkin And His Sextet* With Bill Harris - Oh, Lady Be Good / Fade Out(Shellac, 10") Commodore 594 US 1947 Sell This Version
K159 Bill Harris - At Carnegie Hall 1946 Vol. II album art Woody Herman & The Herd, Red Norvo, Chubby Jackson, Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Pete Candoli, Sonny Berman Woody Herman & The Herd, Red Norvo, Chubby Jackson, Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Pete Candoli, Sonny Berman - At Carnegie Hall 1946 Vol. II(4x7") MGM Records K159 US Unknown Sell This Version
SXP 2845 Bill Harris - Laura album art Bill Harris & The Ex-Hermanites Bill Harris & The Ex-Hermanites - Laura(7") Sonet SXP 2845 Scandinavia Unknown Sell This Version
CL 13205 Bill Harris - How High The Moon / The Moon Is Low album art Bill Harris How High The Moon / The Moon Is Low(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records CL 13205 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EP-N-57 Bill Harris - The Jackson-Harris Herd album art Chubby Jackson, Bill Harris Chubby Jackson, Bill Harris - The Jackson-Harris Herd(7", EP) Clef Records EP-N-57 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

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