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Neal Hefti - 29% match to Pete Rugolo

Genres: Comedy Drama Mystery / Thriller Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Westerns Easy Listening Jazz Musicals & The Arts
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Marty Paich - 27% match to Pete Rugolo

Genres: Jazz Sci-Fi / Fantasy Pop / Rock
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Marty Louis Paich, 23 January 1925, Oakland, California, USA, d. 12 August 1995, Hidden Hills, California, USA. While still undergoing a long and thorough academic training, Paich began writing arrangements. After military service, during which he was able to continue his musical career, he returned to his studies and by the end of the 40s had gained numerous qualifications. Read more

Les Brown - 20% match to Pete Rugolo

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Documentaries Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
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Lester Raymond Brown, 14 March 1912, Reinerton, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 4 January 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. By 1932, when he entered Duke University at Durham, North Carolina, Brown had already attended Ithaca College and the New York Military Academy and had studied harmony, arranging and composing, as well as becoming proficient on soprano saxophone, clarinet and b Read more

Ted Heath - 20% match to Pete Rugolo

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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30 March 1900, Wandsworth, London, England, d. 18 November 1969, Virginia Water, Surrey, England. After playing tenor horn at the age of six, Heath later switched to trombone and throughout the 20s and 30s played with top orchestras such as Jack Hylton, Al Sarita, Sydney Lipton, and in the early 40s with Geraldo. On 7 May 1945 (VJ Day), he formed his own band, some of the ea Read more

Georgie Auld - 19% match to Pete Rugolo

Genres: Jazz
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John Altwerger, 19 May 1919, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, d. 7 January 1990, Palm Springs, California, USA. Originally an alto saxophonist, Auld found work in the early 30s in New York, where his family had recently moved. In 1936 he switched to tenor saxophone under the influence of Coleman Hawkins and, after leading a small group, joined the big band of Bunny Berigan. In 193 Read more

Don Ralke - 18% match to Pete Rugolo

Genres: Easy Listening
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Manny Albam - 18% match to Pete Rugolo

Genres: Jazz
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Emmanuel Albam, 24 June 1922, Samana, Dominican Republic, d. 2 October 2001, Croton-On-Hudson, New York, USA. Raised in New York, Albam became interested in jazz as a child and occasionally sat in at a club in the Village, playing alto saxophone. At the age of 16 he graduated from high school and joined Muggsy Spanier’s band, then worked with Bob Chester before playing Read more

Claude Thornhill - 16% match to Pete Rugolo

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

Bill Holman - 14% match to Pete Rugolo

Genres: Jazz
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Willis Leonard Holman, 21 May 1927, Olive, California, USA. After studying at Westlake College, California, in the late 40s, tenor saxophonist Holman played in Charlie Barnet’s big band for three years, and then for four years with Stan Kenton. During this period Holman was not only playing but also contributing extensively to the Kenton band’s book, his charts bei Read more

Paul Weston - 14% match to Pete Rugolo

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals
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Paul Wetstein, 12 March 1912, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, d. 20 September 1996, Santa Monica, California, USA. A leading arranger and conductor, who recorded numerous albums of mood music, and was particularly successful working with female singers such as Lee Wiley, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Dinah Shore, Kate Smith, Sarah Vaughan, Margaret Whiting, Connee Boswell, Ro Read more

Casa Loma Orchestra - 13% match to Pete Rugolo

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing
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Canadian tycoon Sir Henry Pellatt had delusions of grandeur similar to those exhibited by William Randolph Hearst. Pellatt’s equivalent to Hearst’s castle at San Simeon was Casa Loma, a house he built near Toronto. In 1929 a group of musicians, originally controlled by contractor Jean Goldkette and working as the Orange Blossoms, mainly in Canada, decided to strike ou Read more

Buddy Morrow - 12% match to Pete Rugolo

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing
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Doc Severinsen - 12% match to Pete Rugolo

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal
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Henry Mancini - 12% match to Pete Rugolo

Genres: Comedy Drama Easy Listening Soundtracks Kids & Family Television Pop / Rock Mystery / Thriller Horror Musicals & The Arts Sci-Fi / Fantasy Action & Adventure Instrumental Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Westerns
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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

Boyd Raeburn - 11% match to Pete Rugolo

Genres: Jazz
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Boyd Albert Raden, 27 October 1913, Faith, South Dakota, USA, d. 2 August 1966, Layfayette, Indiana, USA. Raeburn attended the University of Chicago, where he led a campus band, before becoming a professional musician leading a small, light music band, but in the 30s turned his attention to swing. In 1944 he formed a high-class band that featured some fine young musicians in Read more

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