Bill Watrous, trombonist and bandleader, is dead at 79

By By Giovanni Russonello Bill Watrous, whose crisp and graceful playing made him one of the world’s most respected trombonists, died July 3 at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 79.

His sister, Sheila Watrous Wright, confirmed the death but did not specify the cause.

Watrous was heard often on studio recordings by artists like Quincy Jones, Prince and Frank Sinatra. But over a nearly 50-year career as a bandleader, he also released [READ MORE HERE]

Source: SF Gate

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