Guitarist Billy Bauer dies
June 23, 2005, 4:37 AM EDT
MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) _ Billy Bauer, a jazz guitarist who worked with Lennie Tristano, Benny Goodman and Charlie Parker, has died in Melville. He was 89.
Bauer, who lived in Albertson, N.Y., died Friday of complications from pneumonia, said his daughter, Pamela.
He developed much of his solo technique while playing with Tristano's group, which he joined in 1946. Before that, he had played mostly rhythm parts.
Bauer recorded both with the band and with individual members, such as saxophonists Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh. He founded a publishing company, William H. Bauer Inc., to publish compositions by himself, Tristano, Konitz and Marsh.
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