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Pete Rugolo

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25 December 1915, San Piero Patti, Messina, Sicily. Rugolo’s family moved to Santa Rosa, California, USA in 1920. After studying composing and arranging under classicist Darius Milhaud, Rugolo began writing arrangements for Stan Kenton. Many of Kenton’s most successful recordings of the late 40s were Rugolo charts and of these a high proportion were also his compositions. After his full-time collaboration with Kenton ended in 1949, Rugolo produced a number of recording sessions for... Read more

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