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Les Baxter - 100% match to Martin Denny

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz New Age Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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14 March 1922, Mexia, Texas, USA, d. 15 January 1996, Palm Springs, California, USA. Baxter studied piano at the Detroit Conservatory before moving to Los Angeles for further studies at Pepperdine College. Abandoning a concert career as a pianist he turned to popular music as a singer, and at the age of 23 he joined Mel Tormé’s Mel-Tones, singing on Artie Shaw re Read more

Arthur Lyman - 86% match to Martin Denny

Genres: Easy Listening Instrumental
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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1932, Kauai, Hawaii, d. 24 February 2002, Ewa, Hawaii. Lyman popularized a jazzy style of Hawaiian music during the 50s, and gathered a following as a purveyor of so-called exotic music. As a child, Lyman moved to the large Hawaiian city of Honolulu, where he became interested in the music of Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton. He learned to play along with their records on a Read more

Esquivel - 50% match to Martin Denny

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Juan Garcia Esquivel, 20 January 1918, Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. 3 January 2002, Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico. Although he was a huge inspiration for the revival of ‘lounge’ or ‘easy listening’ music in the 90s, Esquivel in fact began recording his heavily orchestrated pop muzak four decades earlier. Although none of his recordings from this period cha Read more

Billy May - 40% match to Martin Denny

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward William May, 10 November 1916, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 22 January 2004, San Juan Capistrano, California, USA. Although May is best known to international audiences for his arranging and conducting work with Frank Sinatra in the late 50s, he had already been a professional musician for nearly 20 years prior to his first session with Hoboken’s favourite s Read more

Henry Jerome - 38% match to Martin Denny

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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12 November 1917, New York, USA. Jerome formed his dance band orchestra in 1932 in Norwich, Connecticut, USA. Comprising eight to ten musicians, with vocalists Frank Warren and David Allen, their greatest impact came through frequent radio exposure on the Dinner At The Green Room show on the ABC network. This was broadcast remote from the Green Room of the Hotel Edison in Ne Read more

Al Caiola - 36% match to Martin Denny

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

The Three Suns - 32% match to Martin Denny

Genres: Easy Listening Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Bill Perkins - 30% match to Martin Denny

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Reese Perkins, 22 July 1924, San Francisco, California, USA, d. 9 August 2003, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. Having started out on a career as an electrical engineer, tenor saxophonist Perkins was in his mid-twenties before he made an appearance in Jerry Wald’s band in 1950. The following year he was with Woody Herman’s Third Herd and by 1953 was in Stan K Read more

David Rose - 30% match to Martin Denny

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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Si Zentner - 28% match to Martin Denny

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Simon H. Zentner, 13 June 1917, New York City, New York, USA, d. 31 January 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. After learning to play the trombone as a child, Zentner played in and around New York before joining Les Brown in 1940. During the 40s he played in a number of bands, including those led by Harry James and Jimmy Dorsey, and at the end of the decade entered a long period Read more

Stanley Black - 26% match to Martin Denny

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 June 1913, London, England, d. 26 November 2002, London, England. This highly talented pianist, arranger, composer and conductor was one of the leading figures in UK light and popular music. At the age of seven, Black began learning the piano and later studied at the Matthay School of Music. His first composition, when he was aged 12, was broadcast by the BBC Symphony Orc Read more

Ferrante & Teicher - 24% match to Martin Denny

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arthur Ferrante (7 September 1921, New York City, New York, USA) and Louis Teicher (b. 24 August 1924, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA). Ferrante And Teicher met at the age of six while studying at the Juilliard School Of Music, Manhattan, New York. After they graduated as piano majors, they combined teaching and concert work until 1948, when they became full-time piano duet Read more

Nelson Riddle - 23% match to Martin Denny

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nelson Smock Riddle, 1 June 1921, Oradell, New Jersey, USA, d. 6 October 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. After studying piano, Riddle took up the trombone when in his early teens, and in the late 30s played in a number of big bands, including those led by Jerry Wald, Charlie Spivak, Tommy Dorsey and Bob Crosby. After a stint in the army, he settled in California and stud Read more

Ray Anthony - 22% match to Martin Denny

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Raymond Antonini, 20 January 1922, Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, USA. After playing in local bands in Cleveland, Anthony spent brief spells in the trumpet sections of the Al Donahue, Glenn Miller and Jimmy Dorsey orchestras. Following a four-year period in the US Navy, where he led a services orchestra, Anthony formed his own band in 1946 and signed with Capitol Records. The b Read more

Dave Pell - 21% match to Martin Denny

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 February 1925, New York City, New York, USA. Pell played clarinet at the age of 13, later switching to tenor saxophone. In the 40s he was with Bobby Sherwood and Tony Pastor, then settled in Los Angeles playing with Bob Crosby and Les Brown. Although active in the studios, in 1953 he formed an octet for jazz dates. Among many leaders, he recorded with Chet Baker, Shorty R Read more


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