BOB COOPER

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Like many West Coast tenor saxophonists of his generation, Bob Cooper's style was based upon skillful emulation of Lester Young's velvety, vetiver-scented tone, harmonic ingenuity and sinuous technique. The best introduction to this artist would be Coop! The Music of Bob Cooper, released in 1958 by Contemporary Records. Initially known as an exponent of the Stan Kenton Orchestra, he branched out and spent four decades as an all-purpose session man, serving in the reed sections of multiple studio orchestras while maintaining a steady presence on the cool, bop-inflected West Coast mainstream jazz scene. Born on December 6, 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA, Robert Cooper studied the clarinet in high school, took up the tenor saxophone in 1941, and was soon operating under the influence of Don Byas and Lucky Thompson. He became a member of the Stan Kenton Orchestra in 1945 and added the oboe to his musical equipage. In 1947 read more...
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BOB COOPER The Bob Cooper Sextet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bob Cooper Sextet
Bop 1954
BOB COOPER Shifting Winds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shifting Winds
Bop 1955
BOB COOPER Coop! The Music Of Bob Cooper album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Coop! The Music Of Bob Cooper
Bop 1958
BOB COOPER Bob Cooper & Rhythm Section : Milano Blues (aka The Modern Jazz Vol. 1) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bob Cooper & Rhythm Section : Milano Blues (aka The Modern Jazz Vol. 1)
Cool Jazz 1959
BOB COOPER Tenor Sax Impressions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tenor Sax Impressions
Bop 1979
BOB COOPER Bob Cooper Plays The Music Of Michel Legrand Vol 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bob Cooper Plays The Music Of Michel Legrand Vol 1
Bop 1981
BOB COOPER For All We Know (Featuring Lou Levy) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For All We Know (Featuring Lou Levy)
Cool Jazz 1991

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BOB COOPER Shifting Winds Part 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shifting Winds Part 1
Cool Jazz 1955
BOB COOPER Shifting Winds Part 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shifting Winds Part 2
Cool Jazz 1955
BOB COOPER Bob Cooper Featuring Jimmy Giuffre - Claude Williamson : Shifting Winds No. 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bob Cooper Featuring Jimmy Giuffre - Claude Williamson : Shifting Winds No. 3
Cool Jazz 1955
BOB COOPER Bob Cooper, The Wessel Ilcken Trio ‎: Cool Cooper album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bob Cooper, The Wessel Ilcken Trio ‎: Cool Cooper
Cool Jazz 1957
BOB COOPER The Travelling Mr. Bob Cooper album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Travelling Mr. Bob Cooper
Cool Jazz 1957

BOB COOPER live albums

BOB COOPER Bob Cooper And Snooky Young Sextet Featuring Ernie Andrews ‎: In A Mellotone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bob Cooper And Snooky Young Sextet Featuring Ernie Andrews ‎: In A Mellotone
Cool Jazz 1986
BOB COOPER Bob Cooper And Carl Fontana : Live At The Royal Palms Inn - Volume 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bob Cooper And Carl Fontana : Live At The Royal Palms Inn - Volume 3
Cool Jazz 1994
BOB COOPER The Bob Cooper - Conte Candoli Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bob Cooper - Conte Candoli Quintet
Cool Jazz 1994

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BOB COOPER Group Activity album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Group Activity
Bop 1981
BOB COOPER Bob Cooper Play The Music Of Michel Legrand album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bob Cooper Play The Music Of Michel Legrand
Bop 1987
BOB COOPER Quartet & Quintet : Tenor Sax Jazz Impressions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quartet & Quintet : Tenor Sax Jazz Impressions
Cool Jazz 1987
BOB COOPER Kenton Presents Bob Cooper, Bil Holman & Frank Rosolino album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenton Presents Bob Cooper, Bil Holman & Frank Rosolino
Cool Jazz 1999
BOB COOPER Jazzcity Presents Activity Group album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazzcity Presents Activity Group
Bop 2012

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