Bruce Fowler
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Bruce Fowler
Bruce Fowler
Bruce Lambourne Fowler
Born (1947-07-10) July 10, 1947 (age 71)
GenresRock, jazz, classical, experimental
Musician, composer, conductor
Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Ed Mann

Bruce Lambourne Fowler (born July 10, 1947)[1] is an American trombonist and composer. He played trombone on many Frank Zappa records, as well as with Captain Beefheart and in the Fowler Brothers Band. He composes and arranges music for movies, and has been the composer, orchestrator, or conductor for many popular films.

He is the son of jazz educator William L. Fowler and the brother of multi-instrumentalist Walt Fowler and bassist Tom Fowler. He is the father of Rhea Fowler, bass guitar player for the Naturals. Bruce Fowler is participating in the Band from Utopia, the Mar Vista Philharmonic, and Jon Larsen's Strange News from Mars, featuring Zappa alumni Tommy Mars and Arthur Barrow. He also recorded albums with Air Pocket, a band including his siblings.

Fowler is the recipient of the 2007 Film & TV Music Awards for Best Score Conductor and Best Orchestrator.


With Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention

With Captain Beefheart

With The Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band

With Eric Clapton

With Stu Nevitt

  • The Marion Kind - 2007

With Jon Larsen

With Stan Ridgway

With Oingo Boingo

With Ed Mann

  • Perfect World - 1990

With Avenged Sevenfold

Solo works

  • Entropy - 1995
  • Synthetic Division - 1995
  • Ants Can Count - 1995
  • Inception - 2010


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