Bob Cooper

Bob Cooper

born on 6/12/1925 in Pittsburgh, PA, United States

died on 5/8/1993 in Hollywood, CA, United States

Bob Cooper (musician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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.[1] He worked in Stan Kenton's band starting in 1945 and married the band's singer June Christy. He had the nickname "Coop".[2]

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 [1995])

With Chet Baker

  • Witch Doctor (Contemporary, 1953 [1985])

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)


  1. Folkart, Burt A., Bob Cooper; a Shaper of West Coast Jazz, 7 August 1993.
  2. [Bob Cooper (musician) at All Music Guide Bob Cooper Biography]. Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved on 11 October 2012.
This page was last modified 09.12.2013 04:55:20

This article uses material from the article Bob Cooper (musician) from the free encyclopedia Wikipedia and it is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.