Billy Bauer, Jazz Guitarist Who Played With Benny Goodman and Charlie Parker, Dies

Classic Arts News   Billy Bauer, Jazz Guitarist Who Played With Benny Goodman and Charlie Parker, Dies
 
Jazz guitarist Billy Bauer died June 17, New York Newsday reports. He was 89 years old.

The Bronx-born Bauer worked with such jazz luminaries as Lennie Tristano, Benny Goodman, and Charlie Parker. He joined Tristano's band in 1946, and made some recordings with it, as well as with band members Lee Konitz and Warne Marshe, both saxophonists.

He recorded one album, Plectrist, as a band leader.

In 1970 Bauer opened the Billy Bauer Guitar School on Long Island, where he continued to teach until quite recently. He also wrote his autobiography, called Sideman.


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