Lou Stein Trio

Genres: Big Band & Swing
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Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s


Louis Stein, 22 April 1922, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Stein played piano as a teenager with several noted musicians, including Buddy De Franco. In the early 40s he was briefly with Ray McKinley, then was inducted into the US Army where he played with Glenn Miller’s Army Air Force band. At the end of the war he was again with McKinley, then rejoined another musician from his earlier years, Charlie Ventura, co-composing with him the jazz standard, ‘East Of Suez’. Versatile, happily moving between extremes of jazz style, Stein spent the 50s with a similarly wide range of musicians: Billy Butterfield, Kai Winding, Sarah Vaughan, Sauter-Finegan and Louie Bellson. In these years he was a regular sideman with the bands put together by Bob Haggart and Yank Lawson that eventually became the World’s Greatest Jazz Band.

Towards the end of the decade, Stein played with two outstanding tenor saxophonists, Coleman Hawkins and...

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