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Paul Desmond - 93% match to Manny Albam

Genres: Jazz
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Miles Davis - 86% match to Manny Albam

Genres: Blues Funk Jazz Jazz Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Miles Dewy Davis, 25 May 1926, Alton, Illinois, USA, d. 28 September 1991, Santa Monica, California, USA. Davis was born into a comparatively wealthy middle-class family and both his mother and sister were capable musicians. He was given a trumpet for his thirteenth birthday by his dentist father, who could not have conceived that his gift would set his son on the road to be Read more

Ruby Braff - 86% match to Manny Albam

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Reuben Braff, 16 March 1927, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 9 February 2003, North Chatham, Massachusetts, USA. Although Braff did not make a notable impact on the jazz scene until the mid-50s, he was already an accomplished and experienced cornet player. He had worked extensively in the Boston area from the late 40s, playing with Pee Wee Russell and Edmond Hall, recording w Read more

Carmen Cavallaro - 77% match to Manny Albam

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 May 1913, New York City, New York, USA, d. 12 October 1989, Columbus, Ohio, USA. a classically trained musician, Cavallaro played piano with various outfits, including those led by Abe Lyman and Rudy Vallee, before deciding to form his own dance band in 1939. He became very popular with diners and dancers at some of New York’s ‘swankier’ hotels and ballrooms Read more

Chico Hamilton - 66% match to Manny Albam

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Foreststorn Hamilton, 21 September 1921, Los Angeles, California, USA. Hamilton’s future career as a drummer was well established even before he left school. By that time he had played with many other young fledgling jazz artists, including Dexter Gordon, Ernie Royal, Charles Mingus and Buddy Collette (who would later become his musical partner). In 1940 he performed br Read more

Art Pepper - 62% match to Manny Albam

Genres: Jazz Jazz Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 September 1925, Gardena, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 15 June 1982, Panorama City, California, USA. Pepper started out on clarinet at the age of nine, switching to alto saxophone four years later. After appearing in school groups, he first played professionally with Gus Arnheim’s band. During his mid-teens he developed his jazz style sitting in with otherwise all- Read more

Al Caiola - 61% match to Manny Albam

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Alexander Emil Caiola, 7 September 1920, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. A highly respected studio guitarist, Caiola played with many renowned musical directors such as Percy Faith, Hugo Winterhalter and André Kostelanetz. After serving as musical arranger and conductor for United Artists Records, Caiola released several singles on RCA Records during the 50s, including Read more

Chet Baker - 61% match to Manny Albam

Genres: Documentaries Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Chesney Henry Baker, 23 December 1929, Yale, Oklahoma, USA, d. 13 May 1988, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. One of the more lyrical of the early post-war trumpeters, Baker’s fragile sound epitomized the so-called ‘cool’ school of white west coast musicians who dominated the American jazz scene of the 50s.Baker studied music while in the arm Read more

Gerry Mulligan - 58% match to Manny Albam

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gerald Joseph Mulligan, 6 April 1927, New York City, New York, USA, d. 19 January 1996, Darien, Connecticut, USA. Raised in Philadelphia, Mulligan started out on piano before concentrating on arranging. He also took up the saxophone, first the alto and a few years later the baritone. Among the name bands that used his arrangements were those led by Gene Krupa and Claude Thor Read more

Bucky Pizzarelli - 57% match to Manny Albam

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Paul Pizzarelli, 9 January 1926, Paterson, New Jersey, USA. Although a self-taught guitarist, Pizzarelli quickly showed a comprehensive grasp of the guitar’s potential. Beginning his professional career in 1943 with the Vaughn Monroe dance band, he played in large and small combos, worked as a NBC staff musician, and as accompanist to singers, and even ventured int Read more

Bud Shank - 56% match to Manny Albam

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clifford Everett Shank Jnr., 27 May 1926, Dayton, Ohio, USA. After studying and gigging on most of the reed instruments, Shank concentrated on alto saxophone, later doubling on flute and baritone saxophone. From 1947 he was resident on the west coast, playing in the big bands of Charlie Barnet, Alvino Rey, Art Mooney and Stan Kenton but making his greatest impact in small gr Read more

George Shearing - 56% match to Manny Albam

Genres: Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 August 1919, London, England. Shearing was born blind but started to learn piano at the age of three. After limited training and extensive listening to recorded jazz, he began playing at hotels, clubs and pubs in the London area, sometimes as a single, occasionally with dance bands. In 1940 he joined Harry Parry’s popular band and also played with Stéphane Gra Read more

Charles Mingus - 55% match to Manny Albam

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Maltby - 55% match to Manny Albam

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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26 June 1914, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 19 August 1991, Santa Monica, California, USA. Maltby started playing cornet in his school band, going on to Northwest University Music School, before his first professional experience with ‘Little’ Jack Little and his band. He was musical director for CBS radio in Chicago (1940-45), and during this period wrote ‘Six Fl Read more

Claude Thornhill - 53% match to Manny Albam

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 August 1909, Terra Haute, Indiana, USA, d. 1 July 1965, New York City, New York, USA. Thornhill studied piano formally, playing jazz with a friend, Danny Polo. In the early 30s he was resident in New York City, playing with Hal Kemp, Don Voorhees, Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman and many other leaders. In the mid-30s he worked with Ray Noble and André Kostelanetz. Lat Read more


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