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Bill Mays

”I was born in Sacramento, CA” (William Allen Mays) Feb. 5, 1944. “There was always music in our home. My dad, Bill Sr., was a minister, and played the piano, organ, trombone, guitar and harmonica, so gospel music was the first music I heard. My mom, Martha, a homemaker, had a beautiful, very natural, voice and I have vivid memories of him playing the accordion while she sang. Dad's trombone was an old, silver valved one. I loved that sound—it’s probably the reason I took up the baritone horn and trumpet in junior high school. We had a spinet piano, a Baldwin Acrosonic, and I was at it from a very early age.

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Discography

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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