Eddy Duchin

Genres: Big Band & Swing Instrumental
Descriptive "tags": jazz ost 30s usa oldies all under 2000 listeners Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

1 April 1909, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, d. 9 February 1951, New York City, New York, USA. Immortalized by Tyrone Power, who portrayed the pianist-band leader in the movie-biography The Eddy Duchin Story, with Carmen Cavallaro providing the soundtrack keyboard work. Though trained as a pharmacist, Duchin opted to become a professional musician during the late 20s and, after auditioning against stiff opposition for the piano chair in Leo Reisman’s Orchestra, eventually gained the job. Featured as part of Reisman’s band at New York’s Central Park Casino during the next three years, he became extremely popular owing to his suave appearance and sophisticated, flashy piano style, and in 1931 he formed his own band, taking over the residency at the Casino. With violinist Milt Shaw providing many of the outfit’s supper-club type arrangements during the 30s, Duchin gained dates at many swanky venues, won various radio shows, appeared in films such...

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