Mainly a big band musician, Mr Dennis' trombone is to be heard in a number of prestigious formations (Gerry Mulligan, Claude Thornhill, ...).
He also wandered with Mingus (Ah Um), and features in good place on the remarquable Four Tombones (Debut).
Unfortunately, he only recorded very few sessions as a leader (well forgotten somewhere in the Savoy catalog), and died relatively young in tragic circunstances.

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Legal name: William Deberardinis



1957Four TrombonesKai Winding + J.J. Johnson + Bennie Green + Willie Dennis And Featuring John Lewis & Charlie Mingus1

Album + Compilation + Live

1991Four Trombones ... The Debut RecordingsJ.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis1

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