Larry Bunker

Larry Bunker is a versatile studio musician, skilled in all types of percussion. His main contribution to jazz was as a vibraphonist and drummer. In 1953, he was part of the Gerry Mulligan Quintet, replacing Chico Hamilton. He then worked in the studios, but he became well-known in jazz for his association with Stan Getz and Warne Marsh, Clare Fischer and Dizzy Gillespie. Most importantly, he was a member the Bill Evans Trio (1963-1965), which made occasional recordings in jazz settings throughout the years. Larry Bunker only had three chances to record his own band. One came out on Vault, the other two were Japanese Interplay CDs. Allmusic

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