- Procession of the Water Gliders
- Anvils and Feathers
- Working Wives
- Rain Song
- Astor's Place
Bill Washer - acoustic guitars
"Solitary - 10 Pieces for Solo Guitar", by Bill Washer, is a beautiful collection of original compositions. Featuring musical styles from classical to folk, Brazilian to jazz to improvisatory free styles, Washer has produced an instant classic which will stay in your CD player for weeks, if not months at a time! All the compositions are original except for two, which Washer himself adapted for the guitar. The excellent sound and recording quality make this a must have for your collection!
About Bill Washer
Bill Washer grew up in Rochester, N.Y. where he began studying guitar at the age of 13 from Donald Ames. In high school he led several bands performing mainly at dances. He spent the summers teaching guitar at Duke Spinner's music store and playing in Father George Wiskerchen's jazz big band at the Eastman School of Music, where he also studied music theory.
After attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he majored in performance and composition, Bill worked in the Boston stage production of "Hair", and went on the road with tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson.
In 1973 Bill moved to New York to play guitar with the Joffrey Ballet Company and began free-lance work recording on record albums, movies and jingles, as well as in live performances, both in New York and on the road.
In 1982 Bill's first album, "Opening Day", was released on the Japanese "Arista" label. He composed and arranged all of the selections on this record.
Bill has recorded and/or performed with: Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Liza Minnelli, Stan Getz, Elvin Jones, Gato Barbieri, Ray Barreto, Teruo Nakamura, Barry Miles, Curtis Fuller, Manu Dubango, Bob Mintzer, Bernard Purdie, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Angie Bofil, Frank Sinatra, Michael Urbaniak, Marlena Shaw, Lenny White, Stanely Clarke, Ivan Lins, and others,
A guitarist in numerous Broadway shows, Bill has performed in West Side Story, Grease, Bring Back Birdie, Leader of the Pack, Starlight Express, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dreamgirls, Bloodbrothers, 42nd Street, The Life, Footloose and The Lion King.
Bill currently performs with singers/songwriters Ashford and Simpson and teaches Jazz Guitar at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
This link will take you to Bill's page at cdbaby.com
CDBABY.com - Bill Washer