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Bob Cooper

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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    Kenton Presents Bob Cooper, Bil Holman & Frank Rosolino

    Atlantic Jazz
    1999
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    The Music Of Michel Legrand - Vol.1

    Atlantic Jazz
    1981
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    Tenor Sax Jazz Impression

    Atlantic Jazz
    1979
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    Coop! The Music Of Bob Cooper

    Atlantic Jazz
    1958
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    Shifting Winds No. 3

    Atlantic Jazz
    1955
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    Shifting Winds

    New World Records
    1955
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    Strike Up The Band

    Atlantic Jazz
    1955
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