Jazz Ensemble [sound recording] 2009.
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William "Billy" Strayhorn was born in Dayton, Ohio on November 29, 1915. He spent part of his childhood in Hillsborough, North Carolina. His family eventually moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he studied classical music at the Pittsburgh Musical Institution. At the age of 23, he submitted a musical composition titled "Something to Live For" to Duke Ellington, who subsequently recorded it with Strayhorn as the pianist. Strayhorn worked as the pianist in Mercer Ellington's orchestra for ...
Duke Ellington (b. Edward Kennedy Ellington, April 29, 1899, Washington, DC–d. May 24, 1974, New York, NY) was a composer, pianist, and jazz orchestra leader. He began piano lessons at 7 and wrote his first composition, "Soda Fountain Rag", in 1914. Ellington became a more serious piano student as a teenager after hearing poolroom pianists in Washington, DC. Ellington moved to Harlem, ultimately becoming part of the Harlem Renaissance in the early 1920s. He began a regular booking at the Cott...
Joe Reisman (b. Dallas, TX, 16 Sept. 1924, d. Los Angeles, CA, 15 Sept. 1987) was raised in Ennis, Texas, and attended Baylor University, Texas Western College and Texas Christian University before starting his music career as a saxophonist and arranger with the Herb Miller band. Through the late 1940s he also toured with and arranged for Jimmy Joy, Bob Crosby, Jack Teagarden, Louis Prima, Glen Gray, Sam Donahue, Frankie Masters and Johnny “Scat” Davis. Reisman met Patti...
Mancini was born on Apr. 16, 1924, in Cleveland, OH; attended Carnegie Tech Music School and Juillard Graduate School; began career after military service in WWII as a pianist with dance bands; studied privately in Los Angeles with Krenek, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Sendrey; staff composer for Universal Pictures, 1952-58; demonstrated his skills as a music arranger and songwriter with The Glenn Miller story (1954), which earned him the first of many Academy Award nominations; subsequently composed...
Rob McConnell was born in London ON, 14 Feb. 1935. The collection is the work of a preeminent Canadian jazz composer and arranger. It represents the original score materials on which his big band performances, recorded on 17 CD albums, were based. From the description of Rob McConnell papers 1967-1992. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 225154303 ...
Van Heusen was born in Syracuse, NY on Jan. 26, 1913 as Edward Chester Babcock; adopted his professional name Van Heusen (taken from the name of the shirt company) at the age of 16 when he became a radio pianist, singer, and announcer; wrote college shows at Syracuse Univ. and studied singing with Howard Lyman; replaced Harold Arlen as composer at the Cotton Club in Harlem in 1933 and worked as a pianist and song plugger for Tin Pan Alley; met Jimmy Dorsey in 1938 while working for Remick Publis...