Billy Byers

trombone, arranger, conductor, orchestrator, baritone horn

Top collaborators

Artist name Roles Recordings
Quincy Jones
Coleman Hawkins
Land Über
Philippe Sarde
The Second Sons

Work on other artists' recordings

Artist name Roles Recordings
Quincy Jones arranger, trombone A Change of Pace, After Hours, Air Mail Special, Blues in the Night, Caravan, Chant of the Weed, Cherokee, Choo Choo Ch'Boogie, Eesom, Everybody's Blues, For Lena and Lennie, G'wan Train, G'wan Train (short version), Ghana, Hard Sock Dance, I Never Has Seen Snow, Invitation, Lester Leaps In, Little Karen, Marchin' the Blues, Robot Portrait, Straight, No Chaser, Syncopated Clock, The Hucklebuck, The Midnight Sun Will Never Set, The Preacher, The Quintessence, The Twitch, They Say It's Wonderful, Tuxedo Junction
Coleman Hawkins arranger Bean and the Boys (issued as "39-25-39"), Body and Soul, Dinner For One Please, James (take 2), Dinner For One Please, James (take 3), Have You Met Miss Jones (alternate take), Have You Met Miss Jones (take 1), Have You Met Miss Jones (take 7), His Very Own Blues, I Never Knew (take 2), I Never Knew (take 5), I'm Shooting High, Little Girl Blue (take 1), Little Girl Blue (take 3), The Bean Stalks Again, The Day You Came Along, The Day You Came Along (alternate take), The Essence of You, There Will Never Be Another You, There Will Never Be Another You (alternate take)
Land Über trombone Cork 'n' Bib, Darn That Dream, Everything I've Got Belongs to You, I Didn't Know About You, I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, Moonlight in Vermont, Palo Alto, Someone to Watch Over Me, Somp'm Outa' Nothin', The More I See You, The Song Is You, Uncharted, When Your Lover Has Gone, You Are Too Beautiful, You Don't Know What Love Is, You're Clear Out of This World, You're Driving Me Crazy
Philippe Sarde conductor A New Life in London, Arrest, Birthday Surprise, Dancing at the Boathouse, End Titles, Family Life, Joshua's Success, Joshua's Trio, Main Titles, Mrs. Blossom's New Exotic Dance, Once Upon a Time..., Pauline, Reunited, Sex Scandal, Sidney Murdoch, The Pool / The School, Then and Now
The Second Sons trombone Et là-bas ?, Great Big Bulging Eyes, J'ai j'té ma clef dans un tonneau d'goudron, J'en ai assez (Eddie My Love), J'tuerai l'voyou qui a bu tout mon vin de messe, J'vais m'en j'ter un derrière la cravate, Le rouquin râle, Moi j'suis dans le coup (Saints Rock and Roll), Qu'est-ce que t'as mon vieux ?, Rock, rock, T'es partie en socquettes, T'es pas tombé sur la tête (See You Later Alligator)
Al Cohn trombone Autumn Leaves, Best, Breakfast With Joe, Cabin in the Sky, Cohn My Way, Count Every Star, Inside Out, La Ronde, Never Never Land, Serenade for Kathy, Something for Lisa, This Reminds Me of You
Jimmy Smith arranger, conductor, trombone Basin Street Blues, Blues in the Night, Chicago Serenade, Delon's Blues, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Main Title From "The Carpetbaggers", Silent Night, St. Louis Blues, The Cat, The Christmas Song, Theme From "Joy House", White Christmas
Kenny Clarke's Sextet trombone Bemsha Swing, Blue Serge, Cadenze, Eronel, Jeru, Oblique, On a Riff, Swing Spring, Tahiti, The Squirrel
GainGauge trombone A Kettle of Fish, Candlelight, Carry Me Home, Dig Uncle Will, Easy Living, Mean to Me, Oh, Look at Me Now, Prelude, Put on a Happy Face
Buddy Rich trombone Cherokee, Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie, From the Sticks, I Want a Little Girl, Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana), Richcraft, Song of the Islands, Sweets Tooth, Yardbird Suite
Quincy Jones and His Orchestra trombone For Lena and Lennie, Hard Sock Dance, Invitation, Little Karen, Quintessence, Robot Portrait, Straight, No Chaser, The Twitch
Lee Konitz trombone Ev'rything I've Got (Belongs to You), I Didn't Know About You, I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, The More I See You, You Are Too Beautiful, You Don't Know What Love Is, You're Clear Out of This World, You're Driving Me Crazy
Sacha Distel arranger, trombone A Piece of Pizza, Avec ces yeux-là, Blues for Tiny, N°1 for Sacha, Olympia Orgy, On serait des chats, Thanks Bill
Oliver Nelson trombone Down by the Riverside, Guitar Blues, I Remember Bird, Ja-Da, Milestones, Miss Fine, Night Train
Sonny Rollins trombone Far Out East, Grand Street, Grand Street (Mono LP Ending), Grand Street (Verve LP Ending), Love Is a Simple Thing, Who Cares?
Julie Andrews orchestrator A Cockeyed Optimist, A Waltz Carousel, I Wish I Were in Love Again, It Never Entered My Mind / Spring Is Here, Where or When
Michaela Merten trombone Caravan, Detour Ahead, Gloomy Sunday, Some of My Best Friends, Where, Oh Where
Johnny Hartman trombone 'Tain't No Need, For the Want of a Kiss, Girl Talk, That Old Black Magic, Today I Love Everybody
Michel Legrand trombone Blue and Sentimental, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Nuages, Rosetta
Nightjar trombone Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Everybody's Doing It, I've Gotta Right to Sing the Blues, Sleep
Kai Winding arranger, trombone Adios, Hacia El Fin de La Terra (To the Ends of the Earth), Hem There Ojos (Them There Eyes), Que Pasa
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra trombone Back in Your Own Backyard, Swanee River, Swing Into Spring
Frank Zappa baritone horn, trombone The Grand Wazoo, Waka/Jawaka
Metal Militia trombone Going Up North, Jungleaire
Michael Bublé arranger All of Me
Saptha Shakti arranger Poor Butterfly
Jean-Pierre Reginal trombone Le Loufoque du rock
Stan Kenton trombone Everything Happens to Me
Gerlinde Bachinger arranger New York, New York
writegroove arranger, orchestrator I Have a Love / One Hand, One Heart