"One of the last hipsters standing"--Gary Giddins, Village Voice
One of many Bebop emigres who flocked to NYC from all over the country, Bob hit the Apple in the summer of 1949 after receiving his Bachelor of Music degree from North Texas University. While taking more classes at Columbia, he practiced the new repertoire with his peers, and sometimes with the Masters. By 1952 he was through with the academic world and became a pro," devoting his talent to piano/ vocal/jazz. In order to feature his unique voice he also became a songwriter, recording his first album for Bethlehem in 1956, named for his most famous song, Devil May Care" -- which has since been recorded by Diana Krall, among many others. Miles Davis heard it and liked it, and when he was asked to record a Christmas tune, he got Bob to record (and sing it), making Bob the only singer ever to appear on a Miles Davis record. Many recordings followed, and to this day, he continues his personal appearances and enjoys the fruit of his many songs, including the ones he wrote for Schoolhouse Rock (ABC-TV). Usually leading his own combo, Bob has performed throughout Europe and the USA. Small Day Tomorrow is his most recent CD.
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