Bob Cooper

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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Albums

Bob Cooper: Four Classic Albums
Bob Cooper: Four...
Avid Records UK
2016
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Mosaic Select: Bud Shank and Bob Cooper
Mosaic Select: Bud...
Mosaic Records
2004
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Kenton Presents Bob...
Atlantic Jazz
1999
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[no cover]
The Music Of Michel...
Atlantic Jazz
1981
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[no cover]
Tenor Sax Jazz...
Atlantic Jazz
1979
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[no cover]
Coop! The Music Of...
Atlantic Jazz
1958
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