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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: December 6, 1925 | Died: August 5, 1993

One of the great West Coast tenors, Bob Cooper made even the most complex solos sound swinging and accessible. “Coop” joined Stan Kenton's big band in 1945, and he was a fixture with several of the editions (including the Innovations Orchestra) through 1951; in 1947, he married Kenton's singer, June Christy.

After leaving Kenton, Cooper settled in Los Angeles, where he was a busy studio musician for the next four decades. He was a regular member of the Lighthouse All-Stars from 1952-1962, sometimes playing oboe and English horn (being the first strong jazz soloist on both of those instruments)....
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