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Name  Bobby Plater

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Died  November 20, 1982, Lake Tahoe, United States
Movies  Count Basie & His Orchestra: Live in Berlin & Stockholm 1968
Similar People  Tiny Bradshaw, Buddy Feyne, Norman Granz

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Robert C. Plater (May 13, 1914, Newark, New Jersey - November 20, 1982, Lake Tahoe) was an American jazz alto saxophonist.

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Plater began playing alto sax at age 12, and played locally in Newark with Donald Lambert and the Savoy Dictators in the 1930s. He played with Tiny Bradshaw from 1940-42 before spending 1942-45 serving in the U.S. military during World War II. After his discharge he worked briefly with Cootie Williams, then played intermittently with Lionel Hampton between 1946 and 1964. He also did arrangements with Hampton, and did some freelance work besides. In 1964 he took Frank Wess's place in the Count Basie Orchestra, where he played until his death in 1982. His only recordings as a leader were four songs for Bullet Records in 1950.

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Discography

With Count Basie

  • Pop Goes the Basie (Reprise, 1965)
  • Basie Meets Bond (United Artists, 1966)
  • Live at the Sands (Before Frank) (Reprise, 1966 [1998])
  • Sinatra at the Sands (Reprise, 1966) with Frank Sinatra
  • Basie's Beatle Bag (Verve, 1966)
  • Broadway Basie's...Way (Command, 1966)
  • Hollywood...Basie's Way (Command, 1967)
  • Basie's Beat (Verve, 1967)
  • Basie's in the Bag (Brunswick, 1967)
  • The Happiest Millionaire (Coliseum, 1967)
  • Half a Sixpence (Dot, 1967)
  • The Board of Directors (Dot, 1967) with The Mills Brothers
  • Manufacturers of Soul (Brunswick, 1968) with Jackie Wilson
  • The Board of Directors Annual Report (Dot, 1968) with The Mills Brothers
  • Basie Straight Ahead (Dot, 1968)
  • How About This (Paramount, 1968) with Kay Starr
  • Standing Ovation (Dot, 1969)
  • Basic Basie (MPS, 1969)
  • Basie on the Beatles (Happy Tiger, 1969)
  • References

    Bobby Plater Wikipedia


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