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Billy Bean

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Born: December 26, 1933    Primary Instrument: Guitar

If you hang around guitar players enough the name Billy Bean eventually comes up. He is talked about in the same context as the great guitar players who came up in the 1950's like Johnny Smith, Jimmy Raney and Jim Hall. But, when you try to find examples of his recorded work you quickly learn there are few examples and they are difficult to find. At that point you might start to wonder how much of what you hear about this guitarist is myth and how much is real. Then you find and hear a Billy Bean guitar solo and you immediately realize why this guitar player is held in such high esteem by other guitarists....
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