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Sam Butera - 38% match to Alvino Rey

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Milt Buckner - 35% match to Alvino Rey

Genres: Jazz
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10 July 1915, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 27 July 1977, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Orphaned as a child, Buckner was taught music by an uncle in Detroit. Playing piano and arranging for local bands, he attracted the attention of McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, for whom he wrote arrangements. In November 1941 he joined Lionel Hampton’s newly formed big band, acting as piani Read more

Dave Pell - 33% match to Alvino Rey

Genres: Jazz
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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

Al Caiola - 29% match to Alvino Rey

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock
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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

Billy May - 23% match to Alvino Rey

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Musicals & The Arts Vocals Comedy
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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

Buddy Morrow - 22% match to Alvino Rey

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock
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Claude Thornhill - 22% match to Alvino Rey

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing
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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

Alice Faye - 20% match to Alvino Rey

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks Vocals Action & Adventure Comedy
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Alice Jeanne Leppert, 5 May 1912, New York City, New York, USA, d. 9 May 1998, Rancho Mirage, California, USA. An attractive blonde actress and singer, Alice Faye symbolized for many the glamorous 20th Century Fox movies musicals of the 30s and 40s. She was noticed by Rudy Vallee in the Broadway chorus of George White’s Scandals Of 1931, and, after touring and recording Read more

Martin Denny - 20% match to Alvino Rey

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Instrumental
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10 April 1911, New York City, New York, USA, d. 2 March 2005, Hawaii Kai, Hawaii, USA A pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor, Denny trained as a classical pianist and toured with various bands before moving to Hawaii in 1954. The story goes that while playing in the Shell Bar of the alfresco Hawaiian Village nightclub in Honolulu, he began to incorporate the sounds of Read more

Nelson Riddle - 19% match to Alvino Rey

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

Jackie Davis - 18% match to Alvino Rey

Genres: Jazz
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Arthur Lyman - 17% match to Alvino Rey

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Soundtracks Instrumental
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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

Bill Perkins - 17% match to Alvino Rey

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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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

Les Baxter - 17% match to Alvino Rey

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

Henry Jerome - 16% match to Alvino Rey

Genres: Big Band & Swing
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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

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