Les Baxter

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by Les Baxter

Biography

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 records such as ‘What Is This Thing Called Love’. He then turned to arranging and conducting for Capitol Records... Read more

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exotica
lounge
easy listening
jazz
space age pop
instrumental
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