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Bill Ward


In Childhood, coached by a music professor from Texas Southern University (Houston, Texas) thru Highschool.Then obtained a Piano Performance degree at Indiana university, Bloomington. Played electric bass guitar for 2 years in college while he was a pianist for the Indiana U. music department jazz band (with Dave Baker noted Jazz educator) Finally, got a Hammond B3 organ, while at Indiana U. in 1969,where he formed His first Jazz Organ Trio (organ,guitar,drums) that was very popular around Bars/Partys in town, at private events, and on campus. Bill still has that organ, today, and has never stopped playing


Article: Album Review

Hedvig Mollestad: Ekhidna

Read "Ekhidna" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

In 2003, the English writer John Murray published his Booker Prize-listed novel Jazz Etc. It narrated the life and times of a female guitarist, the improbably named Fanny Golightly, from working class Cumbria. One observer in the story describes Golightly's playing thus: “I suppose jazz is the only name for it. It was as delirious as ...


Bill Ward - Drummer



Article: Interview

Bill Ward: From Jazz to Black Sabbath Part 2-2

Read "Bill Ward: From Jazz to Black Sabbath Part 2-2" reviewed by Jack Gold-Molina

Part 1 | Part 2In part one of this interview—which took place on August 10, 2005, the day before Ozzfest pummeled through Seattle with an outstanding line-up that featured Rob Zombie, Shadows Fall, Zakk Wilde's Black Label Society, and Iron Maiden with Black Sabbath headlining and proving once again, after more than 35 years, ...


Article: Interview

Bill Ward: From Jazz to Black Sabbath, Part 1-2

Read "Bill Ward: From Jazz to Black Sabbath, Part 1-2" reviewed by Jack Gold-Molina

Jazz is no longer the domain of classical purists. Renowned jazz and creative improvisational musicians Daniel Carter and Reuben Radding have both stated in interviews that jazz and creative musicians are increasingly coming out of the rock domain and looking to rock for inspiration, themselves included. The most creative of musicians are no longer content to ...


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