(email@example.com) sez: (date: 10 jun 1996):
i just saw the next-most-recent issue of variety, which contains an obituary
for trombonist bill byers, who died may 1 of cancer.
byers, as some of you will be well aware, was a prominent member of the "big bands" that appear on "waka jawaka" and on "the grand wazoo", and played the dandy trombone solo in the gw title cut.
his list of credits is long and extremely distinguished in a show-biz kind of way; i would bet that his sessions with zappa didn't really stand out in his mind, considering the many commercial luminaries he worked with over a 50-year-plus career.
still, another good'un gone.