Music

You can listen to the following recordings here featuring Billy Weiser:

“Somewhere” (Akio Sasajima)–used with permission from Jim Cooper from his CD “Chi-Town Sessions”©2013 Jazmyn Records, All Rights Reserved. Direct link to purchase Jim’s recordings: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jimcooper4. Jim Cooper, Jerry DiMuzio, Billy Weiser, Akio Sasajima, Al Ehrich, Phil Gratteau, Geraldo de Oliveira. 1985

“Edda” (Wayne Shorter)–used with permission from Al Ehrich from the CD “Billy’s Cherry Pie.” Dennis Luxion, Al Ehrich, Jules DeFelices, Jerry DiMuzio, Billy Weiser. Early 1980s.

Rings (Bob Dogan)–used with permission from Bob Dogan from the CD “Billy’s Cherry Pie-Disc2.” Bob Dogan, Al Ehrich, Jack Barron, Bobby Roberts, Bo Hampton. 1979 at Collette’s.

Ole’ Leprechaun (Bob Dogan)–used with permission from Bob Dogan from the CD “Billy’s Cherry Pie-Disc 2” Bob Dogan, Jim Cooper, Dan DeLorenzo, Ben Shapera. 1982 at No Exit Cafe 2.

“Worry Later” (Thelonious Monk) – used with permission from Damon Short from his double-CD “Worry Later.” Recorded in 1981. You can purchase Damon Short CDs here: http://damonshort.home.comcast.net/~damonshort/depthperception.htm

“Groovin’ High” (D. Gillespie) — used with permission from Frank Figora and Linda (Ponce) Dellorto from the CD “Billy Weiser and Tommy Ponce With A Cast of Thousands.” Recorded in 1981 at The Gate Jazz Cellar by Wendy Heidkamp and Frank Figora. With Linda Ponce, Kenny Fredrickson, Richie Pardo, Jack Noren. Photo by Bill Klewitz.

“Lover Man” (J.Davis, R. Ramirez, J. Sherman) — used with permission from Frank Figora and Linda (Ponce) Dellorto from the CD “Billy Weiser and Tommy Ponce With A Cast of Thousands.” Recorded in 1981 at The Gate Jazz Cellar by Wendy Heidkamp and Frank Figora. With Linda Ponce, Kenny Fredrickson, Richie Pardo, Jack Noren.

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4 thoughts on “Music

  1. Billy was a great spirit. He once told me that he didn’t clap after every solo when listening to a performance;
    made it too much like a contest, so it’s better to applaud the entire performance at the end. I never forgot that, and I’ve emulated that approach
    ever since.

  2. What great memories.
    I recall going through a pile of old cassettes with Billy to select what later became a cassette “Billy’s Cherry Pie” and then the CD’s. I wish I had recordings of some of the gigs we played together, particularly with Merle Boley, Don Saran and Richie Pardo at the “Get Me High” in 1988. And, Sunday sessions at “No Exit”.

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