Bill Easley

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Bill Easley (born January 13, 1946) is a jazz musician who plays saxohone, flute, and clarinet.

Easley went to Memphis State University during the 1960s. He worked with George Benson in the late 1960s and with Isaac Hayes in the 1970s. He also did sessions at Stax and Hi Records (with Ann Peebles and Al Green). He moved back to New York in 1980.

He has worked with Roland Hanna, Jimmy McGriff, Jimmy Smith, Ruth Brown, James Williams, Bill Mobley, George Caldwell, Mulgrew Miller, Grady Tate, Victor Gaskin, Panama Francis, Mercer Ellington, and Billy Higgins.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • Wind Inventions (Sunnyside, 1986)
  • First Call (Milestone, 1990)
  • Easley Said (Evidence, 1997)
  • Business Man's Bounce (18th & Vine, 2007)
  • Hearing Voices (18th and Vine, 2008)
  • Love Stories (American Showplace, 2010)

As sideman[edit]

With James Williams

  • Flying Colors (Zim, 1977)
  • Alter Ego (Sunnyside, 1984)
  • Progress Report (Sunnyside, 1985)
  • Memphis Convention (DIW, 1992)

With Jimmy McGriff

  • City Lights (JAM, 1981)
  • Sky Walk (Milestone, 1984)
  • Blue to the Bone (Milestone, 1988)
  • You Ought to Think About Me (Headfirst, 1990)
  • Feelin' It (Milestone), 2000)

With Mercer Ellington

  • Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies (RCA, 1981)
  • Music is My Mistress (Music Masters, 1988)

With others

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Bill Easley | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 January 2017.