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Louis Bellson - Louis Bellson And His Drums FLAC album

Performer: Louis Bellson
Genre: Jazz
Title: Louis Bellson And His Drums
Released: 1955
FLAC version ZIP size: 1215 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1510 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1422 mb
Rating: 4.9
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Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni (July 6, 1924 – February 14, 2009), known by the stage name Louie Bellson (his own preferred spelling, although he is often seen in sources as Louis Bellson), was an American jazz drummer.

Biography by Scott Yanow. A dynamic big band jazz drummer and musical for his wife, singer Pearl Bailey.

Skin Deep (Louis Bellson album). Skin Deep is an album by American jazz drummer Louis Bellson featuring performances recorded in 1953 and 1954 for the Norgran label. The tracks were first released on the 10 inch LP's The Amazing Artistry of Louis Bellson and The Exciting Mr. Bellson.

Rich asked Bellson to lead his (Buddy's) band on tour while he was temporarily disabled by a back injury. Louie proudly accepted. Louie was 24 and a veteran of a U. S. Army band when he joined Danny Kaye, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Barnett, Benny Carter, Mel Powell, Kenny Dorharn, Harry Babasin, Al Hendrickson, Buck Washington, and Goodman for Howard Hawks' "A Song Is Born," still a recurring treat on TV's late, late shows. As a prolific creator of music, both written and improvised, his compositions and arrangements (in the hundreds) embrace jazz, jazz/rock/fusion, romantic orchestral suites, symphonic works and a ballet. Bellson has led his own orchestra almost steadily for more than forty years. In his present Big Band Explosion, there is zest, humor, fervor and exultation.

A great jazz drummer. On 23 July 1957, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald began recording the magnificent Verve Records album 'Ella and Louis Again'. There were lots of duets - including a sparkling 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off' - and some solo vocal performances. The band was top notch and included Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown - Verve Records on bass and Louie Bellson on drums. Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald - Ella And Louis Again (1957). Louie Bellson once recalled the thrill of his father giving him the "fast track" by being able to hear new Duke Ellington - Verve Records records when they came into the family's general music shop in Moline, Illinois. On 20 July 1970, Bellson paid another tribute to Ellington, recording his 'Satin Doll' for his new Verve Records album 'The Brilliant Bellson Sound'.


A1 Love For Sale
A2 The Man I Love
A3 I'll Remember April
A4 Stompin At The Savoy
A5 Loris
B1 Charlie O
B2 Jump It, Man!
B3 Festivale
B4 Greetings
B5 Mambo A La Louis Bellson


  • Congas, Bongos – Sabu Martinez (tracks: B 3 & 5)
  • Supervised By – Norman Granz


One of the Clef Series

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