Bob Harrington

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Bob Harrington (born 1912) was an American jazz vibraphonist.

Harrington was also adept at drums and piano in addition to vibraphone. He played with Charlie Barnet in the early 1950s on piano, and worked with both Red Nichols and Bud Freeman that decade as a drummer. On vibraphone, he played with Georgie Auld, Buddy DeFranco, Vido Musso, Ben Webster, Ann Richards, and Harry Babasin's Jazzpickers. He released one solo album, Vibraphone Fantasy in Jazz, on Imperial Records in 1957, which is now a collector's item. Harrington recorded into the 1970s, but his date of death is not known.


As leader[edit]

  • For Moderns Only with the Jazzpickers (Mercury/EmArcy, 1957)
  • Vibraphone Fantasy in Jazz with Bob Harrington (Imperial, 1957)
  • Jazz a La Carte (Crown, 1963)
  • Leachery without Treachery with the Dirty Old Men (Nocturne, 1969)

As sideman[edit]