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Goodwin in 2014
|Born||January 8, 1942|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Musician, record producer|
|Associated acts||Phil Woods, W. C. Handy Jazz All-Stars|
F. Bill Goodwin (born Los Angeles, California, January 8, 1942) is an American jazz drummer.
Goodwin began his professional career at the age of seventeen with saxophonist Charles Lloyd. During the 1960s, he worked with Mike Melvoin, Art Pepper, Paul Horn, Frank Rosolino, Bud Shank, George Shearing, and Gabor Szabo.
Joining the performing ensemble of vibraphonist Gary Burton brought him to the East Coast in 1969. After three years with Burton, Goodwin settled in the Pocono Mountains and worked in hotels and resorts. In 1974, he became a founding member of the Phil Woods Quartet. He worked with Woods for forty years as a drummer and record producer, winning three Grammy Awards.
He has performed with Bill Evans, Dexter Gordon, Jim Hall, Bobby Hutcherson, June Christy, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, Mose Allison, and The Manhattan Transfer. He has been a featured performer at the W. C. Handy Music Festival for many years, serving as a member of the W. C. Handy Jazz All-Stars with guitarist Mundell Lowe, guitarist Tom Wolfe, pianist and vocalist Johnny O'Neal, pianist and vocalist Ray Reach, and drummer Chuck Redd.
- Solar Energy (1981)
- Plays Cole Porter (1988)
- No Method (Fresh Sound, 1989)
- Three's a Crowd (TCB, 1994)
- “Raise Four” (Vectordisc 2014)
- “Live at the Lafayette Bar” (Vectordisc 2017)
- "Trio" with Jon Ballantyne and Evan Gregor (Vectordisc 2019)
With Mose Allison
- I've Been Doin' Some Thinkin' (Atlantic, 1968)
With Gary Burton
- Throb (Atlantic, 1969)
- Paris Encounter (Atlantic, 1969) with Stéphane Grappelli
- Live in Tokyo (Atlantic, 1971)
- Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (Atlantic, 1971)
With Hal Galper
With Paul Horn
With Bill Plummer
- Cosmic Brotherhood (Impulse!, 1968)
With Gábor Szabó
- More Sorcery (Impulse!, 1967)
With Phil Woods
- Phil Woods/Lew Tabackin (Omnisound, 1980)
- More Live (Adelphi, 1982)
- At the Vanguard (Antilles, 1983)
- Dizzy Gillespie Meets Phil Woods Quintet (Timeless, 1986)
- Flowers for Hodges (Concord, 1991)
- Astor & Eli (Chesky, 1996)
- Mile High Jazz (Concord, 1996)
- “Live at the Deer Head Inn” (Deer Head Records, 2015)
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