Bill Pierce

Bill Pierce

Bill Pierce (also Billy Pierce) (born September 25, 1948 in Hampton, Virginia) is an American jazz saxophonist.

He played with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in the early 1980s[1] and in Tony Williams's quintet in the mid-1980s to early 1990s.[2] He also has released numerous CDs for which he is the band leader.[3]

He studied with Joe Viola and Andy McGhee at Berklee College of Music, and with Joe Allard. He is the school's woodwind department chair.[4]

Discography

As sideman

With Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

With Superblue

With Tony Williams

  • Civilization (Blue Note, 1987)[6]
  • Angel Street (Blue Note, 1988)[7]
  • Native Heart (Blue Note, 1990)[8]
  • The Story of Neptune (Blue Note, 1992)[9]
  • Tokyo Live (Blue Note, 1992)[10]

References

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2006-12-11). "Bill Pierce: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  2. ^ Kelman, John (2006-12-11). "Tony Williams: Mosaic Select 24". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  3. ^ Small, Mark. "Berklee Beat: Faculty Profile - Bill Pierce". Berklee. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  4. ^ "Faculty Biography: Bill Pierce". Berklee. Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  5. ^ Allmusic
  6. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Tony-Williams-Civilization/release/1381015
  7. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Tony-Williams-Angel-Street/release/1381021
  8. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Tony-Williams-Native-Heart/release/1381016
  9. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Tony-Williams-The-Story-Of-Neptune/release/2092908
  10. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Tony-Williams-Tokyo-Live/release/1381031