Bob Cooper (musician)

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Bob Cooper
Bob Cooper and June Christy (Gottlieb 13091).jpg
Bob Cooper and June Christy, ca. 1947.
Background information
Also known as Coop
Born (1925-12-06)December 6, 1925
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
Died August 5, 1993(1993-08-05) (aged 67)
Los Angeles, California
United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
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.[1] He worked in Stan Kenton's band starting in 1945 and married the band's singer June Christy. He had the nickname "Coop".[2]

Bob Cooper's last studio recording was on Karrin Allyson's album Sweet Home Cookin (1993) on which he played tenor saxophone.

Discography[edit]

With June Christy

With Stan Kenton

With Chet Baker

With Maynard Ferguson

With Art Pepper

  • Showcase for Modern Jazz (Brunswick, 1958)

With Bud Shank

  • Blowin' Country (Pacific Jazz, 1958)

With Barney Kessel

  • Kessel Plays Standards (Contemporary, 1956)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Folkart, Burt A. (7 August 1993). "Bob Cooper; a Shaper of West Coast Jazz". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ "Bob Cooper Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 11 October 2012.