Ray Pitts

Ray Pitts

Real Name:
Raymond Bernard Pitts
American arranger, composer, band leader, saxophonist and flutist (September 30, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts-November 2, 2012 in Nivå, Denmark).

Moved to Denmark in 1962 and was an influential leader of Danish Radio Big Band from 1971 to 1973. The big band still plays a number of the compositions Pitts made for them.

Member of the The Danish Radio Jazz Group 1965-1967.

Received the "Django D'or of Honour"-price in 2005. He was supposed to have received the "Leo Mathisen price" on the day of his dying (Nov. 2 2012) and a honorary-concert with his compositions was instead made into a memorial-concert.
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Erik Moseholm, Ray Pitts Erik Moseholm, Ray Pitts - The Radio Jazz Group (Album) Debut Records (3) Denmark 1965 Sell This Version