Bill Goodwin

West Coast jazz drummer Bill Goodwin is known for his subtle, assured style as both a sideman and leader of his own groups. An in-demand player since his emergence in the early 1960s, Goodwin has played with a bevy of luminaries, including Gary Burton, Hal Galper, and Keith Jarrett. He was also a longtime member of Phil Woods' group, with whom he won several Grammy Awards. Goodwin has also played on varied sessions with Stanley Clarke, Mose Allison, and Tom Waits. As a leader, he has issued a handful of small group dates, including 1989's No Method, 1994's Three Is a Crowd, and 2017's At the Lafayette Bar.

Born in 1942 in Los Angeles, Goodwin grew up in an entertainment family the son of Bill Goodwin, announcer and actor on the classic Burns & Allen radio and television programs. Interested in music, he started out on piano at age five and saxophone at age 12. However, by his teens...

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Bill Goodwin Albums

1 record

Albums featuring Bill Goodwin

3 records