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Henry Mancini - 74% match to Al Hirt

Genres: Comedy Drama Easy Listening Soundtracks Mystery / Thriller Television Kids & Family Horror Instrumental Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Action & Adventure Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Westerns
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Enrico Mancini, 16 April 1924, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 14 June 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. Prompted by his father, a steelworker who loved music, Mancini learned to play several musical instruments while still a small child. As a teenager he developed an interest in jazz and especially music of the big bands. He wrote some arrangements and sent them to Benny Goodman Read more

Herb Alpert - 62% match to Al Hirt

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Latin Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 March 1935, Los Angeles, California, USA. A trumpet player from the age of eight, Alpert proved an exceptional arranger, songwriter and entrepreneur. In collaboration with Lou Adler, he wrote Sam Cooke’s hit ‘Wonderful World’, then turned to production, enjoying successes with surfing duo Jan And Dean. After a short-lived partnership with Lou Rawls and a fa Read more

Bert Kaempfert - 57% match to Al Hirt

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Wynton Marsalis - 45% match to Al Hirt

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Blues Classical Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Latin Music & Radio Soundtracks Sports & Recreation
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 October 1961, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Marsalis took up the trumpet at the age of six, encouraged by his father, Ellis Marsalis, a pianist, composer and teacher. His brothers, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis and Branford Marsalis are also musicians. Before entering his teenage years he was already studying formally, but had simultaneously developed an interest in ja Read more

Al Caiola - 44% match to Al Hirt

Genres: Easy Listening
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

Quincy Jones - 41% match to Al Hirt

Genres: Jazz Drama Documentaries R&B / Soul Comedy Action & Adventure Soundtracks Television Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller Jazz Vocals Westerns Pop / Rock Music & Radio Foreign Films Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Quincy Delight Jones Jnr., 14 March 1933, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Jones began playing trumpet as a child and also developed an early interest in arranging, studying at the Berklee College Of Music. When he joined Lionel Hampton in 1951 it was as both performer and writer. With Hampton he visited Europe in a remarkable group that included rising stars Clifford Brown, Art Farm Read more

Lawrence Welk - 39% match to Al Hirt

Genres: Easy Listening World Music Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Television Folk Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 March 1903, Strasburg, North Dakota, USA, d. 17 May 1992, Santa Monica, California, USA. After achieving a measure of competence on the piano-accordion, Welk formed a dance band in the mid-20s, and soon became immensely popular, with engagements at leading hotels and endless one-night stands on the country’s dancehall circuit. The band was widely criticized in the mu Read more

Zamfir - 39% match to Al Hirt

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Romania. Zamfir is the best-known exponent of the pan-pipes or nei, an ancient instrument of southern Europe comprising reed or wooden pipes graduated in size and bound together in a row. His recording career began when he linked up with Swiss record producer Marcel Cellier, who recorded traditional folk tunes by Zamfir in the early 70s for release on his own label. Already Read more

Ray Anthony - 35% match to Al Hirt

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Drama Jazz Mystery / Thriller Vocals Holiday & Seasonal
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

Bernard Herrmann - 34% match to Al Hirt

Genres: Drama Mystery / Thriller Horror Sci-Fi / Fantasy Action & Adventure Soundtracks Pop / Rock Westerns Comedy Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 June 1911, New York, USA, d. 24 December 1975, Los Angeles, USA. One of the most highly regarded composers and arrangers of background music for films, from the early 40s through to the 70s. Herrmann studied at New York University and the Juilliard School of Music, before joining CBS broadcasting in 1933. While serving as a composer conductor for radio documentaries and d Read more

Nelson Riddle - 34% match to Al Hirt

Genres: Comedy Drama Easy Listening Jazz Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals Action & Adventure Westerns Vocals Television Music Videos & Concerts Sci-Fi / Fantasy
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

Les Baxter - 30% match to Al Hirt

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Westerns Horror Musicals & The Arts Comedy Sci-Fi / Fantasy Drama Action & Adventure Classic Exploitation Mystery / Thriller Jazz War
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

Clifford Brown - 29% match to Al Hirt

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 October 1930, Wilmington, Delaware, USA, d. 26 June 1956, Pennsylvania, USA. As a young high school student Brown began playing trumpet and within a very short time was active in college and other youth bands. By his late teens he had attracted the favourable attention of leading jazzmen, including fellow trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Fats Navarro. At the en Read more

Ennio Morricone - 29% match to Al Hirt

Genres: Soundtracks Westerns Drama Action & Adventure Foreign Films Horror Pop / Rock Mystery / Thriller War World Music Sci-Fi / Fantasy Comedy Classical Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Silent Films Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 November 1928, Rome, Italy. A distinguished and prolific composer, whose revolutionary scores for ‘spaghetti westerns’ helped make him one of the most influential figures in the film music world, Morricone has scored hundreds of films in a career stretching over 40 years. Morricone studied trumpet and composition at Rome’s Conservatory of Santa Cecilia, bef Read more

Acker Bilk - 28% match to Al Hirt

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bernard Stanley Bilk, 28 January 1929, Pensford, Somerset, England. A self-taught clarinettist, Bilk made his first public appearance in 1947 while on National Service in Egypt. On his return to the UK, he played as a semi-professional around the Bristol area, before gaining his big break with the Ken Colyer band in 1954. Four years later, under the name ‘Mr’ Acke Read more


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