BOB FLORENCE

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As a longtime staff arranger for Liberty Records, Bob Florence wrote some of the most innovative and challenging charts in postwar jazz -- in many respects a man out of time, he possessed a particular brilliance for large-ensemble arrangements in the tradition of Duke Ellington, although the commercial vogue for big-band jazz had long since passed. Born May 30, 1932, in Los Angeles, Florence was a child prodigy who took his first piano lesson at the age of three. He abandoned classical studies in favor of jazz and pop while attending Los Angeles City College, assembling a band with classmates and future studio aces Tommy Tedesco, Herb Geller, and Dennis Budimir. At a friend's suggestion, Florence shifted the group's practices to the Hollywood Musician's Union local rehearsal hall, launching a weekly session that quickly drew myriad players from across the Southern California jazz scene, all vying for a spot in read more...
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WestlakeWestlake
Discovery Records 1993
$44.77 (used)
Another SideAnother Side
Mama Records 2001
$9.99
$4.20 (used)
Live at Concerts By the SeaLive at Concerts By the Sea
Discovery / Wea 1993
$42.56 (used)
Eternal Licks and GroovesEternal Licks and Grooves
Mama Records 2007
$11.10
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SoaringSoaring
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Sea Breeze Records 1996
$91.54
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Magic TimeMagic Time
Trend Records 1993
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here and now! LPhere and now! LP
LIBERTY
$24.95 (used)
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BOB FLORENCE Meet The Bob Florence Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Meet The Bob Florence Trio
Hard Bop 1956
BOB FLORENCE Name Band: 1959 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Name Band: 1959
Big Band 1959
BOB FLORENCE Bongos / Reeds / Brass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bongos / Reeds / Brass
Big Band 1960
BOB FLORENCE Here And Now! / Bold, Swinging Big Band Ideas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Here And Now! / Bold, Swinging Big Band Ideas
Big Band 1964
BOB FLORENCE Pet Project album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pet Project
Big Band 1967
BOB FLORENCE Westlake album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Westlake
Big Band 1981
BOB FLORENCE Soaring album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soaring
Big Band 1983
BOB FLORENCE Magic Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Magic Time
Big Band 1984
BOB FLORENCE Trash Can City album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trash Can City
Big Band 1987
BOB FLORENCE State Of The Art album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
State Of The Art
Big Band 1988
BOB FLORENCE Treasure Chest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Treasure Chest
Big Band 1990
BOB FLORENCE With All The Bells And Whistles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
With All The Bells And Whistles
Big Band 1995
BOB FLORENCE Earth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Earth
Big Band 1997
BOB FLORENCE Serendipity 18 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Serendipity 18
Big Band 1998
BOB FLORENCE Another Side album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Another Side
Big Band 2001
BOB FLORENCE Whatever Bubbles Up album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Whatever Bubbles Up
Big Band 2003
BOB FLORENCE Friends Treasures Heroes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Friends Treasures Heroes
Third Stream 2005
BOB FLORENCE The Bob Florence Limited Edition: Eternal Licks And Grooves album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bob Florence Limited Edition: Eternal Licks And Grooves
Big Band 2007
BOB FLORENCE Legendary album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Legendary
Big Band 2009

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BOB FLORENCE Live At Concerts By The Sea album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Concerts By The Sea
Big Band 1980
BOB FLORENCE Funupsmanship album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Funupsmanship
Big Band 1993

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