Bob Cooper (musician)
Bob Cooper and June Christy, ca. 1947.
|Also known as||Coop|
December 6, 1925|
|Died||August 5, 1993
Los Angeles, California
|Instruments||Saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe, english horn|
|Associated acts||Stan Kenton|
Bob Cooper (December 6, 1925 – August 5, 1993) was a West Coast jazz musician known primarily for playing tenor saxophone, but also for being one of the first to play solos on oboe. He worked in Stan Kenton's band starting in 1945 and married the band's singer June Christy. He had the nickname "Coop".
Bob Cooper's last studio recording was on Karrin Allyson's album Sweet Home Cookin (1993) on which he played tenor saxophone.
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With Stan Kenton
- City of Glass (Capitol, 1951 )
With Chet Baker
- Witch Doctor (Contemporary, 1953 )
With Maynard Ferguson
- Maynard Ferguson's Hollywood Party (EmArcy, 1954)
- Jam Session featuring Maynard Ferguson (EmArcy, 1954)
- Dimensions (EmArcy, 1955)
With Bud Shank
- Blowin' Country (Pacific Jazz, 1958)
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