Who's who?: T - Z


Lew Tabackin

- The album 'Small Change'. Album released: September, 1976. Tenor sax.

Fred Tackett

- The album 'Swordfishtrombones'. Album released: September, 1983. Electric guitar, banjo, guitar;
- The album 'Big Time'. Album released: September, 1988. Guitar ("Falling Down");
- Further reading: Big Time.

Monika Tahal

- The play 'The Black Rider - The Casting Of The Magic Bullets'. Premiere: March 31, 1990 at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg/ Germany. Original casting: as 'Witness, Bird, Shrink, Wilhelm's double, Skeleton';
- Further reading: The Black Rider.

Larry Taylor ("The Mole")

- The album 'Heartattack And Vine'. Album released: September, 1980. Bass ("Heartattack And Vine", "In Shades", "Downtown", "'Til The Money Runs Out", "Mr. Siegal");
- The album 'Swordfishtrombones'. Album released: September, 1983. Acoustic bass, electric bass;
- The album 'Rain Dogs'. Album released: September, 1985. Double bass;
- The play: 'Frank's Wild Years' at the St. Briar Street Theatre, Chicago. The Steppenwolf Theatre (17 - 22 June, 1986). Band with Steppenwolf's original cast;
- The album 'Frank's Wild Years'. Album released: August, 1987. Bass ("Straight To The Top - Rhumba", "Yesterday Is Here", "Cold Cold Ground", "Train Song");
- The album 'Big Time'. Album released: September, 1988. Upright bass ("Falling Down");
- The album 'Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films'. Album released: December, 1988. Bass ("Heigh Ho - The Dwarfs Marching Song");
- Concert at Wiltern Theatre. Los Angeles, USA ('LA Riot Benefit'). May 30, 1992. Upright bass;
- The album 'Bone Machine'. Album released: August, 1992. Upright bass ("Earth Died Screaming", "Dirt In The Ground", "All Stripped Down", "Who Are You", "A Little Rain", "In The Colosseum", "Goin' Out West", "Murder In The Red Barn", "Black Wings", "I Don't Wanna Grow Up", "That Feel"), guitar ("Jesus Gonna Be Here");
- The album: 'Born To Choose' (Rykodisc, 1993). Featuring on: "Filipino Box Spring Hog";
- The album 'Dead Man Walking'. Album released: January, 1996. Upright bass ("The Fall Of Troy"), bass and guitar ("Walk Away");
- Concert at Shrine Auditorium. Los Angeles, USA ('Not In Our Name': Dead Man Walking benefit). March 29, 1998. Upright bass;
- The album 'Mule Variations'. Album released: April, 1999. Bass ("Hold On", "Get Behind The Mule", "House Where Nobody Lives", "Cold Water", "Filipino Box Spring Hog", "Come On Up To The House"), rhythm guitar ("House Where Nobody Lives"), guitar ("Filipino Box Spring Hog");
- The 4-track album 'Hold On' (1999). Acoustic guitar ("Buzz Fledderjon");
- Concert at Paramount Theatre. Austin, USA (SxSW Festival: 'A late Evening With Tom Waits'). March 20, 1999. Upright bass;
- Tour promoting 'Mule Variations'. June 1999 - May 2000. Upright bass, guitar;
- Recording of "Long Way Home" (Big Bad Love soundtrack). Recorded and mixed March 2001 at Prairie Sun Recording, Cotati, CA. Upright bass;
- The album 'Alice'. Album released: May 6, 2002. Bass, Electric Guitar (Everything You Can Think), Bass (Flower's Grave, No One Knows I'm Gone, Poor Edward, Lost In The Harbour, Fish & Bird), Bass/ Acoustic Guitar/ Percussion (Kommienezuspadt), Bass, Acoustic Guitar (Table Top Joe);
- The album 'Blood Money'. Album released: May 6, 2002. Bass (Misery Is The River Of The World, Coney Island Baby, All The World Is Green, God's Away On Business, Another Man's Vine, Starving In The Belly Of A Whale), Bass/ Electric Guitar (Knife Chase), Acoustic Guitar (A Good Man Is Hard To Find);
- The album 'Real Gone'. Album released:October 3, 2004. Bass (Top Of The Hill, Sins Of The Father, Don't Go Into That Barn, How's It Gonna End, Metropolitan Glide, Dead And Lovely, Trampled Rose, Green Grass, Make It Rain, Day After Tomorrow), Guitar (Shake It), Don't Go Into That Barn);
- Tour promoting Real Gone. October 2004 - November 2004. Upright bass;
- USA tour promoting Real Gone/ Orphans. August 2006. Upright bass;
- The CD set Orphans. Released: November 21, 2006. Bass on Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards;
- Further reading: Performances, Franks Wild Years, Big Time.

(Jeff) Moris Tepper

- Former member of Captain Beefheart;
- The play: 'Frank's Wild Years' at the St. Briar Street Theatre, Chicago. The Steppenwolf Theatre (17 - 22 June, 1986). Ensemble with Steppenwolf's original cast;
- The album 'Frank's Wild Years'. Album released: August, 1987. Guitar ("Temptation", "I'll Be Gone", "More Than Rain", "Telephone Call From Istanbul");
- Further reading: Franks Wild Years.

Tony Terran

- The album 'Closing Time'. Released: March, 1973. Trumpet on "Closing Time".

Ole Thestrup

- The play 'Woyzeck'. Premiere: November 18, 2000 at the Betty Nansen Theatre in Copenhagen/ Denmark. Original cast: as The Captain;
- Further reading: Woyzeck.

Angelika Thomas

- The play 'The Black Rider - The Casting Of The Magic Bullets'. Premiere: March 31, 1990 at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg/ Germany. Original casting: as ' Anne, Forester's wife';
- The play 'Alice'. Premiere: December 19, 1992 at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg/ Germany. Original casting: as 'Lily, Cook, White Sheep';
- Further reading: Alice, The Black Rider.

"Big John" (Evans) Thomassie

- Tour promoting 'Blue Valentine'. October 1978 - December 1979. Drums;
- The album 'Heartattack And Vine'. Album released: September, 1980. Drums ("Heartattack And Vine", "In Shades", "Downtown", "Jersey Girl", "'Til The Money Runs Out", "Mr. Siegal");
- The album 'One From The Heart'. Album released: early 1982. Percussion ("Little Boy Blue");
- Drummer for Luther Kent and Trickbag. Born in New Orleans and lived in Marrero. Died of a heart attack at West Jefferson Medical Center, Orleans October 1996. He Was 47;
- Further reading: Performances, One From The Heart.

Leslie Thompson
- The album 'One From The Heart'. Album released: early 1982. Harmonica ("Circus Girl");
- Further reading: One From The Heart.

Jake Thornton

- The Black Rider (play), 2004. Plays Young Kuno, Warden, Bird, Ghost;
- Further reading: The Black Rider.

Francis Thumm

- The album 'Swordfishtrombones'. Album released: September, 1983. Co-arranger, metal aunglongs ("Shore Leave"), glass harmonica;
- The album 'Frank's Wild Years'. Album released: August, 1987. Pump organ ("Blow Wind Blow"), prepared piano ("More Than Rain");
- The album 'Night On Earth'. Album released: April, 1992. Arranger, harmonium, Stinson band organ;
- The album 'Bone Machine'. Album released: August, 1992. Musical security guard;
- The album 'The Black Rider'. Album released: September, 1993. Organ ("Just The Right Bullets", "I'll Shoot The Moon", "Flash Pan Hunter"), boots ("Russian Dance");
- Animated short "Bunny", 1998 (Chris Wedge). Music arranger;
- The CD set Orphans. Released: November 21, 2006. Piano on Bawlers;
- Tom Waits (1999): "You ain't seen nothing till you've seen Frannie conducting Mahler, full blast, at the hi-fi standing on a foot stool...in his underwear. He has a brilliant comic mind and is an uncanny observer of life's absurd details. He humanizes all things and immortalizes private illusive moments and makes treasures of them all. Francis has been an indispensable collaborator on many of the projects my wife, Kathleen, and I have done, starting with "Swordfishtrombones; the 'Night on Earth" soundtrack from the Jim Jarmusch movie; "Alice", the Robert Wilson opera done in Hamburg in '93, where Frannie was the musical director and conductor of the opera; and most recently, "Bunny", a short film by CHris Wedge that won an Academy Award for Best Short Animated Film, where Frannie where served as musical director and pianist during the recording of the soundtrack. He has unlimited patience for the creative process and is an excellent teacher. I wish I would have had a music teacher like him when I was in high school. In his early days at San Diego State, he played the Chromelodeon in the Harry Partch Ensemble, for chrissakes! Both experimental and traditional, Frannie responds well to the power of suggestion. If you ask him to play "like your hair is on fire", he knows what you mean. And he has a deep and abiding knowledge of the matrix of composing and arranging, so he brings imagination and madness with him, as well as dignity and reverence for the music. He has a great diversity of appreciation for everything from George Clinton to George Gershwin, from Schubert to Schoenberg. Although he as a vast knowledge of classical music, he never intimidated me with it. He has always made it live for me and speaks of the great composers as if they are still living, and -- of course -- they are. Frannie drives a big ol' white Caddy. "The only car to drive", he says,"because it doesn't matter where you are going; in a Caddy you are already in a better place than anywhere you are going." Which, of course, is true of being with Frannie as well." (Source: "Point Loma Teacher Gives Waits Lessons", by George Varga. San Diego Union-Tribune. June 9, 1999).

Bonnie Timmerman
- The play: 'Frank's Wild Years' at the St. Briar Street Theatre, Chicago. The Steppenwolf Theatre (17 - 22 June, 1986). Casting Director;
- Further reading: Franks Wild Years.

Lily Tomlin

- The movie 'Short Cuts'. Movie released: 1993. With supporting role by Waits as limo driver Earl Piggot. Co-starring.

Theresa Torrance
- Former director Copyright & Licensing with Stage Three Music (US) Inc (Lionel Conway);
- The CD set Orphans. Released: November 21, 2006. Thanks.

Omar Torrez

- Glitter and Doom tour 2008: guitars.
- Further reading: Performances.

Grady Tuck

- San Diego musician, performed at the Heritage;
- Immortalized in On The Nickel: "You can skip the light with Grady Tuck, on the Nickel over there."
- Further reading: The Heritage.

Hanne Uldal

- The play 'Woyzeck'. Premiere: November 18, 2000 at the Betty Nansen Theatre in Copenhagen/ Denmark. Original cast: as Doctors (w. Morten Eisner);
- Further reading: Woyzeck.

Norm Ung
- The album 'Heartattack And Vine'. Album released: September, 1980. Art direction/ design.

Kinka Usher

- The movie 'Mystery Men' (1999). With Waits starring as Dr. Heller. Director;
- Further reading: Filmography.

Pamela Vale
- The album 'The Heart Of Saturday Night'. Album released: October, 1974. Production coordinator.

Linda Valenzuela-Quakenbush
- Film crew for 'Big Time' movie (recorded November, 1987). Production supervisor, L.A. coordinator;
- Further reading: Big Time.

Kristin Vanderlip
- The album 'Mule Variations'. Album released: April, 1999. Art direction.

Frank Vicari

- Tour promoting 'Nighthawks At The Diner'. October 1975 - August 1976. Tenor saxophone;
- The album 'Small Change'. Album released: September, 1976. Tenor saxophone (The Nocturnal Emissions, N.Y.C.);
- Tour promoting Small Change'. October 1976 - August 1977. Tenor saxophone;
- The album 'Foreign Affairs'. Album released: September, 1977. Tenor saxophone solos;
- Tour promoting 'Foreign Affairs'. October 1977 - December 1977. Tenor saxophone;
- The album 'Blue Valentine'. Album released: September, 1978. Tenor sax ("Romeo Is Bleeding", "Wrong Side Of The Road");
- Further reading: Performances.

Leroy Vinnegar

- Legendary Jazz bass player. The Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute, established with the support of the Estate of Leroy Vinnegar;
- The album "Mississippi Lad" (Teddy Edwards, 1991). Bass;
- The CD set Orphans. Released: November 21, 2006. Bass on Bawlers (Little Man).

Vince Viverito

- The play: 'Frank's Wild Years' at the St. Briar Street Theatre, Chicago. The Steppenwolf Theatre (17 - 22 June, 1986). With Steppenwolf's original cast
- Further reading: Franks Wild Years.

Heinz Vossbrink
- The play 'The Black Rider - The Casting Of The Magic Bullets'. Premiere: March 31, 1990 at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg/ Germany. Original casting: as 'Kuno, Old Forester';
- Further reading: The Black Rider.

Robert "Waddy" Wachtel

- The album 'Bone Machine'. Album released: August, 1992. Guitar ("That Feel").

Michael Wadleigh

- The movie 'Wolfen' (1981). Uncredited cameo for Waits as inebriated piano player. On soundtrack: "Jitterbug Boy". Director;
- Further reading: Filmography.

Ralph Waite
- The TV documentary: "On The Nickel" (1980). A story of two down-and-out alcoholics living in the skid-row area of downtown Los Angeles. On soundtrack (title song): 'On The Nickel'. Director.

Casey X. Waits

- The 4-track album 'Hold On' (1999). Drums and co-writer ("Big Face Money");
- The album 'Real Gone'. Album released: October 3, 2004. Turntables (Top Of The Hill, Metropolitan Glide), Percussion (Hoist That Rag, Don't Go Into That Barn), Claps (Shake It), Drums (Dead And Lovely, Make It Rain). Production crew;
- Percussion on USA tour promoting Real Gone/ Orphans. August, 2006;
- The CD set Orphans. Released: November 21, 2006. Drums on Brawlers and Bastards;
- Glitter and Doom tour 2008: drums and percussion.
- Further reading: Performances.

Sullivan Waits
- The CD set Orphans. Released: November 21, 2006. Guitar on Bawlers;
- Glitter and Doom tour 2008: congas and clarinet.
- Further reading: Performances.

Don(ald) Waldrop

- Played with Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention in the late 1970's;
- The album 'One From The Heart'. Album released: early 1982. Tuba ("Circus Girl");
- Further reading: One From The Heart.

Laurenz Wannenmacher

- The play 'Alice'. Premiere: December 19, 1992 at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg/ Germany. Band with original casting: Piano, harmonium, keyboards;
- Further reading: Alice.

Patrick Warren

- Glitter and Doom tour 2008: keyboards.
- Further reading: Performances.

Richard Waters

- C-SIDE member, Petit Mal member;
- The album 'Moanin' Parade. Gatmo Sessions Vol. 1' (Jackalope, 2000). With C-Side/ Petit Mal & guest musicians;
- The album 'Swarm Warnings, Gatmo Sessions Vol. 2' (Jackalope, 2000). With C-Side/ Petit Mal & guest musicians;
- The CD set Orphans. Released: November 21, 2006. Waterphone on Bastards.

Bob Webb

- Bob Webb ran the San Diego Heritage from 1996 to 1971 and gave Waits his first paid performances;
- Tour promoting Closing Time April 1973 - August 1974. Bass;
- Show at Folk Arts Rare Records. November 16/17, 1973. San Diego/ USA. Bass;
- Show at Folk Arts Rare Records. January 11, 1974. San Diego/ USA. Bass;
- Further reading: Performances.

Bruce Weber

- The album 'Small Change'. Album released: September, 1976. Back cover photography.

Chris Wedge

- The short animated (Award winning) movie 'Bunny' (1998). Soundtrack by Tom Waits and Kathleen Waits-Brennan. Director;
- Animated feature "Robots" (Blue Sky Studios). On the soundtrack is Waits's "Underground". Director;
- Further reading: Filmography.

Howie Weinberg

- The album 'Rain Dogs'. Album released: September, 1985. Engineer.

A.J. Weissbard

- The play 'Woyzeck'. Premiere: November 18, 2000 at the Betty Nansen Theatre in Copenhagen/ Denmark. Crew with original casting: co-lighting-designer (w. Robert Wilson);
- Further reading: Woyzeck.

Chuck E. Weiss

- The album 'Nighthawks At The Diner'. Album released: October, 1975. co-author of "Spare Parts I". Mentioned at: "The Night Caps starring Chuck E. Weiss..." ("Nighthawk Postcards");
- The album 'Small Change'. Album released: September, 1976. Mentioned at: "And deal the cards roll the dice if it ain't that ol' Chuck E. Weiss..." ("I Wish I Was In New Orleans") and : "Sharing a Curbstone with Chuck E. Weiss, Robert Marchese, Paul Body and The Mug and Artie..."(Sub-title: "Jitterbug Boy");
- Arrested with Tom Waits in L.A. May 27, 1977 for "disturbing the peace" at Duke's Coffee Shop;
- The album 'Blue Valentine'. Album released: September, 1978. Credited for: "support and encouragement";
- Released: the 7-track album "The Other Side Of This Town" (1981) by Chuck E. Weiss. Dr. John (Mac Rebennack): piano, Shine Robinson: guitar. Waits mentioned in liner notes;
- Concert at Wiltern Theatre. Los Angeles, USA ('LA Riot Benefit'). May 30, 1992. (w. "Chuck E. Weiss and the Goddamn Liars" on 'Temptation');
- The album 'Extremely Cool' (Slow River/ Rykodisc). Album released: February 2, 1999. Tom Waits: vocals, guitar & producer for: "It Rains On Me" & "Do You Know What I Idi Amin";
- Further reading: Rickie and Chuck.

Robert Wells
- The play: 'Frank's Wild Years' at the St. Briar Street Theatre, Chicago. The Steppenwolf Theatre (17 - 22 June, 1986). Choreography;
- Further reading: Franks Wild Years.

Wim Wenders

- The movie and soundtrack for: 'The End Of Violence' (Outpost Recordings, September 1997). Soundtrack features: "Little Drop Of Poison". Director;
- Further reading: Filmography.

Haskell Wexler

- Director and filmer for the video promoting: "In The Neighborhood". Shot late 1983;
- Further reading: Filmography.

(Alan) Chip White

- Tour promoting 'Nighthawks At The Diner'. October 1975 - August 1976. Drums;
- The album 'Small Change'. Album released: September, 1976. Drums (The Nocturnal Emissions, N.Y.C.);
- Tour promoting Small Change'. October 1976 - August 1977. Drums;
- Tour promoting 'Foreign Affairs'. October 1977 - December 1977. Drums, percussion, vibes;
- The album 'Blue Valentine'. Album released: September, 1978. Drums ("Romeo Is Bleeding", "Wrong Side Of The Road");
- Further reading: Performances, Anecdotes.

Diane White
- The play 'Demon Wine'. Original casting: February 3 - through March 26, 1989 at the Los Angeles Theater Center. Producer;
Further reading: Demon Wine.

Wolfgang Wiens

- The play 'The Black Rider - The Casting Of The Magic Bullets'. Premiere: March 31, 1990 at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg/ Germany. Crew with original casting: dramaturg and translation;
- The play 'Woyzeck'. Premiere: November 18, 2000 at the Betty Nansen Theatre in Copenhagen/ Denmark. Crew with original casting: text editing (w. Ann-Christin Rommen);
- Further reading: Woyzeck, The Black Rider.

Alan Wilder

- The play: 'Frank's Wild Years' at the St. Briar Street Theatre, Chicago. The Steppenwolf Theatre (17 - 22 June, 1986). With Steppenwolf's original cast: as 'Zookies Announcer/ Buzz Slowman/ Joey Lane';
- Further reading: Franks Wild Years.

Jack Willis

- The play 'The Black Rider - The Casting Of The Magic Bullets', 2004. Plays Wilhelm's Old Uncle, Duke;
- Further reading: The Black Rider.

Hal Willner

- The album "Lost In The Stars - The Music Of Kurt Weill" (A&M Records, 1985). With Waits performing "What Keeps Mankind Alive?". Producer;
- The album "Stay Awake - Various Interpretations Of Music From Vintage Disney Films" (A&M Records, December 1988). With Waits performing: "Heigh Ho, The Dwarfs' Marching Song". Producer.

Robert Wilson

- The play 'The Black Rider - The Casting Of The Magic Bullets'. Premiere: March 31, 1990 at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg/ Germany. Crew with original casting: direction and stage design, light design (w. Heinrich Brunke);
- The play 'Alice'. Premiere: December 19, 1992 at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg/ Germany. Crew with original casting: direction and stage design, light design (w. Heinrich Brunke);
- The album 'The Black Rider'. Album released: September, 1993. Album cover concept and art;
- The play 'Woyzeck'. Premiere: November 18, 2000 at the Betty Nansen Theatre in Copenhagen/ Denmark. Crew with original casting: stage direction, lighting- and visual design (w. A.J. Weissbard);
- Further reading: Woyzeck, Alice, The Black Rider.

Trisha Wilson
- The album 'Real Gone". Album released: October 3, 2004. Claps (Shake It). Production crew, Grub and Lug.

Bob Winder
- The album 'One From The Heart'. Album released: early 1982. Second engineer;
- Further reading: One From The Heart.

Winni Wintermeyer

- The album 'Blood Money'. Album released: May 6, 2002. Design.

Richard Winters
- The play: 'Frank's Wild Years' at the St. Briar Street Theatre, Chicago. The Steppenwolf Theatre (17 - 22 June, 1986). Ensemble with Steppenwolf's original cast;
- Further reading: Franks Wild Years.

Thomas Wollenberger
- The play 'Alice'. Premiere: December 19, 1992 at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg/ Germany. Crew with original casting: Video;
- Further reading: Alice.

Kenny Wollesen

- The album 'The Black Rider'. Album released: September, 1993. Percussion ("Lucky Day - Overture", "Just The Right Bullets", "Black Box Theme", "Gospel Train - Orch.", "I'll Shoot The Moon", "Flash Pan Hunter", "Oily Night", "Lucky Day"), marimba ("I'll Shoot The Moon");
- Concert at Paramount Theatre. Oakland, USA ('Don Hyde Benefit 1'). February 04, 1996. Percussion;
- Further reading: Performances.

Frank Wulff (-Raven)

- The play 'The Black Rider - The Casting Of The Magic Bullets'. Premiere: March 31, 1990 at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg/ Germany. Member of 'The Devil's Rhubato Band' with original casting: percussion, guitars, singing saw;
- Further reading: The Black Rider.

Jerry Yester

- The album 'Closing Time'. Released: March, 1973. Producer for Third Story Productions;
- The album 'Small Change'. Album released: September, 1976. Arranger and conductor of string section;
- The album 'Heartattack And Vine'. Album released: September, 1980. Orchestra arranger, conductor ("Jersey Girl", "Ruby's Arms");
- Further reading: Anecdotes.

Tom Yoder

- Steve Kirk/ Dan Plonsey collaborator;
- The CD set Orphans. Released: November 21, 2006. Trombone on Bawlers.

Frank Zappa

- Waits opened shows for Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention from 1973 to 1974 ;
- Further reading: Performances.