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Bill Mays

Pianists, composer and arranger Bill Mays, born February 5, 1944, came from a musical family. In his northern California home, music was always present; his dad was a minister, and his mother, a homemaker.

“Gospel music was the first music I heard,” Bill recalls. “Dad played the trombone, guitar and harmonica (at the same time!), piano and organ, and I have vivid memories of him playing the accordion while my mom sang. She had a beautiful, very natural, voice. Dad still plays an old, silver valve trombone. I loved that sound-it's probably the reason I took up the baritone horn and trumpet in Jr. high school.”

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Life's a Movie
Life's a Movie
Chiaroscuro Records
2014
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Life's a Movie
Life's a Movie
Chiaroscuro Records
2013
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Mays at the Movies
Mays at the Movies
SteepleChase Records
2010
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Fantasy
Fantasy
Palmetto Records
2007
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Live at Jazz Standard
Live at Jazz Standard
Palmetto Records
2005
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Going Home
Going Home
Palmetto Records
2003
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