Fred Katz

Fred Katz

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Fred Katz (25 February 1919, Brooklyn, New York, New York to 7 September, 2013, Santa Monica, California) is an American composer, songwriter, conductor, cellist and teacher. Classically trained, Katz studied with Pablo Casals and won scholarships and fellowships in cello and piano. Katz was a professor of ethnomusicology at the University of San Fernando.
He was the music director for the 7th Army Headquarters, Lena Horne, Mindy Carson, Vic Damone, Ken Nordine and Frankie Laine. He played the cello and composed for the Chico Hamilton Quintet (1955-58) and was Artists-and-repertoire director for Decca Records and Pacific Jazz label.
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Fred Katz Discography

Albums

Fred Katz With Paul Horn And The Chico Hamilton Quartet Fred Katz With Paul Horn And The Chico Hamilton Quartet - Zen: The Music Of Fred Katz Pacific Jazz Records UK 1957 Sell This Version
Fred Katz Soul° Cello (Album) Decca Records, Inc. US 1958 Sell This Version
DL 9217 Fred Katz Fred Katz And His Jammers(LP, Mono) Decca DL 9217 US 1958 Sell This Version
The Fred Katz Orchestras* Folk Songs For Far Out Folk (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1959 Sell This Version
RNSP 304 Fred Katz The Little Shop Of Horrors(LP) Rhino Records (2) RNSP 304 US 1984 Sell This Version
Tampa 17, #56, RS 1262 Bill Donati, Fred Katz, Carson Smith Bill Donati, Fred Katz, Carson Smith - William Donati Presents Something Different(LP) Tampa Records, V.S.O.P. Records, Tampa Records Tampa 17, #56, RS 1262 US 1987 Sell This Version
DL 9213 MG 6530 Fred Katz, Hal Gaylor*, Johnny Pisano* Fred Katz, Hal Gaylor*, Johnny Pisano* - 4-5-6 Trio(LP) Decca DL 9213 MG 6530 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

X637 Fred Katz With Paul Horn And The Chico Hamilton Quintet Fred Katz With Paul Horn And The Chico Hamilton Quintet - Science-Fiction / Loma(7", Single) Pacific Jazz Records X637 US 1957 Sell This Version
none Fred Katz Leaf Soundtrack(7") Pyramid Film Producers none US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

FIVEFOUR24 The Chico Hamilton Quintet & Fred Katz The Chico Hamilton Quintet & Fred Katz - Classical Katz(CD, Comp) FiveFour, Cherry Red FIVEFOUR24 UK 2007 Sell This Version

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