born on 6/12/1925 in Pittsburgh, PA, United States
died on 5/8/1993 in Hollywood, CA, United States
Bob Cooper (musician)
|Bob Cooper (musician)|
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. He worked in Stan Kenton's band starting in 1945 and married the band's singer June Christy. He had the nickname "Coop".
Bob Cooper's last studio recording was on Karrin Allyson's album Sweet Home Cookin (1993) on which he played tenor saxophone.
With Stan Kenton
- City of Glass (Capitol, 1951 )
With Chet Baker
- Witch Doctor (Contemporary, 1953 )
With Maynard Ferguson
- Maynard Ferguson's Hollywood Party (EmArcy, 1954)
- Jam Session featuring Maynard Ferguson (EmArcy, 1954)
- Dimensions (EmArcy, 1955)
With Bud Shank
- Blowin' Country (Pacific Jazz, 1958)
- Folkart, Burt A., Bob Cooper; a Shaper of West Coast Jazz, 7 August 1993.
- [Bob Cooper (musician) at All Music Guide Bob Cooper Biography]. Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved on 11 October 2012.