Billy Bean (musician)

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Birth nameBilly Bean (musician)_header_cell_0_1_0 William Fredrick BeanBilly Bean (musician)_cell_0_1_1
BornBilly Bean (musician)_header_cell_0_2_0 (1933-12-26)December 26, 1933

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.Billy Bean (musician)_cell_0_2_1

DiedBilly Bean (musician)_header_cell_0_3_0 (2012-02-06)February 6, 2012

PhiladelphiaBilly Bean (musician)_cell_0_3_1

GenresBilly Bean (musician)_header_cell_0_4_0 JazzBilly Bean (musician)_cell_0_4_1
Occupation(s)Billy Bean (musician)_header_cell_0_5_0 MusicianBilly Bean (musician)_cell_0_5_1
InstrumentsBilly Bean (musician)_header_cell_0_6_0 GuitarBilly Bean (musician)_cell_0_6_1
Years activeBilly Bean (musician)_header_cell_0_7_0 1956–1986Billy Bean (musician)_cell_0_7_1
LabelsBilly Bean (musician)_header_cell_0_8_0 DeccaBilly Bean (musician)_cell_0_8_1

William Fredrick Bean (December 26, 1933 – February 6, 2012) was an American jazz guitarist from Philadelphia. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_0

Career Billy Bean (musician)_section_0

Bean was born into a musical family in Philadelphia. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_1

His mother played the piano. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_2

His father was an amateur singer and guitarist, and his sister was a professional singer. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_3

He started on guitar at the age of twelve. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_4

His father taught him some of the basics on guitar before he received lessons from Howard Herbert. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_5

Then he studied for about one year with Dennis Sandole. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_6

During the late 1940s and 1950s, he performed at venues in the Philadelphia area. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_7

In the mid-1950s, he moved to New York City and recorded with Charlie Ventura and Red Callender, and in 1958 he moved to Los Angeles to record for Decca. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_8

In Los Angeles, he worked with Buddy Collette, Paul Horn, John Pisano, Bud Shank, Milt Bernhart, Les Elgart, Herb Geller, Lorraine Geller, Calvin Jackson, and Zoot Sims. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_9

In October, 1959, Bean returned to New York City after accepting Tony Bennett's offer to join his band. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_10

He remained with Bennett's band for less than one year. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_11

Hal Gaylor, who had been Bennett's bassist, assembled a trio with Bean and pianist Walter Norris; they called themselves The Trio and recorded an album for Riverside in 1961. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_12

Gaylor said the trio had great difficulty in finding work and disbanded shortly after recording. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_13

Bean performed with Stan Getz, Herbie Mann, and John Lewis, recording albums with Mann and Lewis. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_14

He returned to his hometown of Philadelphia, retiring in 1986. Billy Bean (musician)_sentence_15

Discography Billy Bean (musician)_section_1

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  • Makin' It – Guitar Duets with John Pisano (Decca, 1958)Billy Bean (musician)_item_0_0
  • Take Your Pick with John Pisano (Decca, 1958)Billy Bean (musician)_item_0_1
  • The Trio with Hal Gaylor, Walter Norris (Riverside, 1961)Billy Bean (musician)_item_0_2
  • Makin' It Again with John Pisano (String Jazz, 1998)Billy Bean (musician)_item_0_3
  • West Coast Sessions with John Pisano, Dennis Budimir (String Jazz, 2000)Billy Bean (musician)_item_0_4
  • Finale (String Jazz, 2002)Billy Bean (musician)_item_0_5

As sideman Billy Bean (musician)_section_3

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