Jimmy Rowles

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by Jimmy Rowles

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James George Hunter, 19 August 1918, Spokane, Washington, USA, d. 28 May 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA. A self-taught pianist, Rowles first attracted wide attention in Southern California in the early 40s as a member of small groups led by Slim Gaillard, Lester Young and others. It was at this time that he struck up a friendship with Ben Webster that was to last for many years. Later in the decade he was with big bands led by Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown and Woody Herman, and was... Read more

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