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LOUIE BELLSON


LOUIE BELLSON
 
From left: Louis Bellson, Cat Anderson, Clark Terry. At the Palomar Supper Club, April 19, 1952, with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.Author Courtesy of the Fraser MacPherson estate c/o Guy MacPherson


SUMMARY
 
Full Name: Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni
 
 
Description: Drummer, USA
Known For: In 2006, CD entitled “The Sacred Music of Louie Bellson and the Jazz Ballet.”
 
Instruments: Drums
Music Styles: Jazz
 
Location: IL, United States of America
 
Web Site: http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Louie_Bellson.html
 
Date Born: 6th July 1924
Location Born: Rock Falls, Illinois, United States of America
 
Date Died: 14th February 2009
Location Died: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
 
Summary: Duke Ellington called him "the world's greatest drummer," and Bellson, to this day, lives up to the description. He's a composer, arranger, bandleader, tireless jazz educator, pioneered the use of two bass drums, and in terms of the speed of his hands and feet and the wonderful, percussive "ideas" he conveys on the drums, stands next to only Buddy Rich as the total technician. Extracted from Drummerworld.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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