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Will Boulware
Will was born 1952 in Bardstown, Kentucky. He started playing the piano at age five. At age 10, Will bought a set of drums and formed his first group “Wee Willy & The Winks” in which he played drums doing surf music until 13 when he traded in the drums for his first electric keyboard and started to listen to Jimmy Smith and his father’s Erroll Garner and Dave Brubeck records. When he was fourteen, he was already in an R&B group performing. He also played the organ in a trio he formed and started performing his own compositions. By 1972, his songs were recorded by B.B. King. In 1973, he went to New York where he mainly worked doing recording sessions in commercial field.
 
In the 80’s, Will lived in California doing some solo piano gigs and working with guitarists such as Scott Henderson, Phil Upchurch and Ron Eschete. By 1990, Will moved back to NYC where he started working with the late Phyllis Hyman and still doing some session work before starting in 1993, a 10-year organ stint with saxophonist Maceo Parker and touring with The Blues Brothers (1998), John Scofield (1999) and Carla Bley (2000). He also performed on Rodney Jones recordings and others.
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homepage: willboulware.com
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Discography
Southern Exposure
Minor Music MM 801033
recorded in Metairie, LA/USA and New York City/USA
Maceo Parker, alto sax
Roderick Paulin, tenor sax
Fred Wesley, trombone
Reginald Steward, trombone
Kermit Ruffins, trumpet
Philip Frazier, tuba
Leo Nocentelli, guitar
Will Boulware, Hammond B-3 organ
George Porter Jr., bass
Herman Ernest III, drums
Maceo
Minor Music MM 801046
recorded April 1994 in Hamburg/Germany
Maceo Parker, alto sax, vocals
Fred Wesley, trombone, vocals
Pee Wee Ellis, tenor sax, vocals
Will Boulware, organ
Bruno Speight, guitar
Jerry Preston, bass
Jamal Thomas, drums
Funk Overload
ESC Records 03657-2
recorded February 1998 in New York/USA
Maceo Parker, alto sax, vocals
Cory Parker, vocals
Fred Wesley, trombone
Ron Tooley, trumpet
Vincent Henry, tenor sax
Bruno Speight, guitar
Will Boulware, Hammond organ
Jerry Preston, bass
Jamal Thomas, drums
Steve Conte, guitar
Dial: M-A-C-E-O
ESC Records 03665-2
recorded September 1999 in New York City/USA and Minneapolis, MN/USA
Maceo Parker, alto sax, flute, percussion, piano, vocals
Rodney 'Skeet' Curtis, bass
Jamal Thomas, drums
Kevin Hupp, drums
Bruno Speight, guitar
Will Boulware, keyboards, Hammond organ, strings, synthesizer
Kevin Hupp, percussion
Vincent Henry, tenor sax
Greg Boyer, trombone
Bennie Cowan, trumpet
Ron Tooley, trumpet
'Sweet' Charles Sherrell, vocals
Corey Parker, vocals
Over Crystal Green
Eighty-Eight's VRGL 8801
recorded January 2002 in New York City/USA
Will Boulware, piano, Hammond B-3 organ, synthesizer
Bob Berg, tenor sax
Michael Brecker, tenor sax
Randy Brecker, trumpet
Peter Bernstein, guitar
Jon Werking, synthesizer
Will Lee, bass
Steve Gadd, drums
Made By Maceo
ESC Records 03680-2
recorded October/November 2002 in Bonn/Germany
Maceo Parker, alto sax, vocals
Greg Boyer, trombone
Ron Tooley, trumpet
Vincent Henry, tenor sax
Will Boulware, Hammond organ, piano
Bruno Speight, guitar
Rodney "Skeet" Curtis, bass
Jamal Thomas, drums
Corey Parker, vocals
Candy Dulfer, alto sax
Live At 34th International Jazzweek Burghausen 2003
BR alpha
recorded 2003 live at Wackerhalle in Burghausen/Germany
Maceo Parker, alto sax, vocals
Greg Boyer, trombone
Ron Tooley, trumpet
Corey Parker, vocals
Will Boulware, Hammond B-3, keyboards
Bruno Speight, guitar
Rodney Curtis, bass
Jamal Thomas, drums
Martha High, vocals
Charles Sherrellvocals

 
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