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by Dave Nathan
Though born and raised in Philadelphia, home of many jazz greats, Billy Bean moved to New York in 1958 where he worked with Bud Shank, Red Callender and Charlie Ventura. Despite his talent, he made relatively few recordings. There are no listings for Bean in Tom Lord's Jazz Discography. His recorded output has been as a sideman, albeit a prominent one, on sessions lead by others. He made his first recordings with Red Callender around the mid-fifties and then two ...read more