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Bill Goodwin

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: January 8, 1942    

An almost completely self-taught drummer, Bill attributes his early interest in the drums to Shelly Manne's playing on the movie soundtrack of “The Man with the Golden Arm.” Before that he had taken piano lessons and studied the tenor saxophone. His father's extensive record collection gave him the opportunity to hear and learn songs, and he still hears the form of the music first.

From 1959 to the present, Goodwin has been a professional drummer, playing with the likes of Bill Evans, Dexter Gordon, Art Pepper, Jim Hall, George Shearing and Bobby Hutcherson, and singers such as June Christy, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett and Manhattan Transfer....
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    Raise Four

    Vectordisc Records
    2013
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    Three Is A Crowd

    Birdology
    1993
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    Phil Woods Quartet at The Vanguard


    1982
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    Solar Energy

    Birdology
    1981
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Raise Four

Vectordisc Records (2013)
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”Bill is one of the masters who plays the song, not just the time. He shades and tints beautifully. He plays the music.” —Phil Woods
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