Bill Holman

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Willis Leonard Holman, 21 May 1927, Olive, California, USA. After studying at Westlake College, California, in the late 40s, tenor saxophonist Holman played in Charlie Barnet’s big band for three years, and then for four years with Stan Kenton. During this period Holman was not only playing but also contributing extensively to the Kenton band’s book, his charts being among the most swinging Kenton ever played. In common with many other Kentonians of the time, Holman was also active in... Read more

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jazz
big band
cool jazz
west coast jazz
saxophone
cool
gemini
band leader
jazz band
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