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Bill Liston is AWESOME! He is one of the very best in L.A. and has been one of my favorite players for a long time. He is a peerless jazz player, composer, and woodwind expert. Those of you who haven't heard him need to do so... and those of you who have - well, you already know what I'm talking about!


 

 

Some of his credits include recording with Michael Buble, Bette Midler, Arturo Sandoval, Diane Schuur, Ray Charles, James Brown, James Taylor, Dave Grusin, Paul Anka, Tom Petty, Ellis Hall, Maureen McGovern, Kevin Mahogany, Clare Fischer, Diane Reeves, Michael Bolton, the group Chicago, Chaka Kahn, Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, Michael McDonald, Marvin Hamlisch, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, and Michael Feinstein.

A few of Bill’s current motion picture performing credits include: Spiderman 3, Hairspray, The Frog Princess, Meet The Robinsons, Everybody’s Hero, Nacho Libre, The Devil Wears Prada, King Kong, Rumor Has It, She’s The Man, Bewitched, Team America, Cars, The Honeymooners, Meet The Fokkers, Robots, Cinderella Story, The Whole Ten Yards, Anchorman, Chicago, Something’s Gotta Give, The Haunted Mansion, Mystic River, Matchstick Men, Polar Express, Drumline, Starsky And Hutch, Catch Me If You Can, Down With Love, The Emperor’s New Groove, Charlie’s Angels, Dr. Dolittle II, and Rounders.

Movie and Television orchestration/arranging/conducting credits include: Spiderman 3, King Kong, The Whole Ten Yards, Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Core, Spy Kids 2, The Tuxedo, Swordfish, Dude Where’s My Car?, The Gift, and The Gilmore Girls.

Other writing credits include: orchestration on World Of Warcraft for Blizzard entertainment, over 50 variety shows for orchestra pre-recorded for Crystal Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, and the Disney Cruise line; music for Disneyland, California Adventure, Disney World, Paris and Tokyo Disney, Disney Quest, and Epcot Center; jingles for Accura, Dodge, Mazda, Volvo, Disney, Gucci, McDonalds, and Jack In The Box; and several commissions performed by groups such as the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra.

 


Bill with the Wayne Bergeron Big Band saxophone section (a collection of complete badasses!): Bill, Greg Huckins, Dan Higgins, Bob Sheppard, and Joel Peskin.

 

8 Burnin' Solos By Bill

Friend Like Me (tenor)
- The Wayne Bergeron Big Band

Bill Liston - Friend Like Me.mp3

Hangin' With Herman (tenor, rhythm changes) (also composer)
Bill Liston - Hangin' With Herman.mp3

I Got DZZZ's (tenor, rhythm changes) - Bill Watrous Big Band
Bill Liston - I Got DZZZs.mp3

Manteca (tenor) - The Arturo Sandoval Big Band
Bill Liston - Manteca.mp3

No Greater Be-Bop - The Tom Kubis Big Band
Bill Liston - No Greater Be-Bop.mp3

The Good Guys (bari) - Marilyn Harris
Bill Liston - The Good Guys.mp3

Waltz Of The Flowers (tenor) - The Wayne Bergeron Big Band
Bill Liston - Waltz Of The Flowers.mp3

You Hid What In The Sousaphone? (tenor) (also composer)
Bill Liston - You Hid What In The Sousaphone.mp3

 

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