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Bill Tole

Born in Pittsburgh, PA., Bill Tole comes from a musical family. His father was a high school band director and a representative for Selmer and King musical corporations for many years and has been active as a professional trombonist and pianist. His mother also plays the piano, and for many years performed as a vocalist and accompanist for master chorales in Western Pennsylvania. Until retirement, she was a music teacher for children with special needs. His parents both have been a tremendous influence on Bill developing an appreciation and love for the art. Wishing to pursue a career as a musician, Bill attended Duquesne University School of Music

The "Desert Island" Revisited

Read "The "Desert Island" Revisited" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Back in the last millennium, shortly after this column first saw the light of day, I posted a list of twenty “desert island" albums, those that would be snugly ensconced in a crash-proof, water-tight carrying case should yours truly ever be marooned on a miniature atoll with nothing to relieve the boredom save palm trees, coconuts, ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Marching to a Jazz Tempo

Read "Marching to a Jazz Tempo" reviewed by Jack Bowers

March came in like a lion in Albuquerque with no less than four blue-chip jazz concerts in the first five days, three of which I attended, passing on the first (the Charlie Christian Project featuring guitarist Michael Anthony and trumpeter Bobby Shew at The Outpost Performance Space) because Betty and I had seen basically the same ...

On the Move / Big Band Memories / Dream

Label: Courtney Records
Released: 2002
Track listing: On the Move

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Bill Tole Orchestra: On the Move / Big Band Memories / Dream

Read "On the Move / Big Band Memories / Dream" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As the liner notes to the On the Move affirm, trombonist Bill Tole “has dedicated himself to bringing the best of the ’40s into the ’90s [and beyond].” Tole leads a talented swing / dance band in the image of Glenn Miller, the Dorseys, Harry James, Ray Anthony and others on these three albums, the last ...

ON THE MOVE

Label: Courtney Records
Released: 1991


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