Louis Bellson

Real Name:
Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni
Profile:
Italian-American jazz drummer, composer, arranger, bandleader, and jazz educator.
Born : 6 July 1924 in Rock Falls, Illinois, USA.
Died : 14 February 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

He is credited with pioneering the use of two bass drums, a set-up he already used at the age of 15. He received the prestigious Jazz Masters Award from the US National Endowment of the Arts in 1994 and was made a “Living Legend” by the Kennedy Centre in 2007.
He was married to singer Pearl Bailey from November 1952 until her death in 1990.
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Albums

MOD 2013 Louis Bellson - Gene Norman's Just Jazz Volume 13 album art Stan Getz, Willie Smith (2), Charlie Shavers, Red Norvo, Oscar Moore, Johnny Miller (2), Louis Bellson, "Nature Boy"* Stan Getz, Willie Smith (2), Charlie Shavers, Red Norvo, Oscar Moore, Johnny Miller (2), Louis Bellson, "Nature Boy"* - Gene Norman's Just Jazz Volume 13 Modern Records (2) MOD 2013 US 1951 Sell This Version
LC.6568 Louis Bellson - The Just Jazz All Stars Featuring Louis Bellson album art The Just Jazz All Stars Featuring Louis Bellson The Just Jazz All Stars Featuring Louis Bellson - The Just Jazz All Stars Featuring Louis Bellson (Album, EP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records LC.6568 UK 1952 Sell This Version
MG N-1007 Louis Bellson - Journey Into Love album art Louis Bellson Journey Into Love (Album) Norgran Records MG N-1007 US 1954 Sell This Version
MG N 7 Louis Bellson - The Amazing Artistry Of Louis Bellson album art Louis Bellson The Amazing Artistry Of Louis Bellson (Album) Norgran Records MG N 7 South Africa 1954 Sell This Version
MGN-14 Louis Bellson - The Exciting Mr. Bellson (And His Big Band) album art Louis Bellson The Exciting Mr. Bellson (And His Big Band) (Album) Norgran Records MGN-14 US 1954 Sell This Version
MG C-643 Louis Bellson - The Tatum-Carter-Bellson Trio album art Art Tatum / Benny Carter / Louis Bellson Art Tatum / Benny Carter / Louis Bellson - The Tatum-Carter-Bellson Trio (Album) Clef Records MG C-643 US 1955 Sell This Version
33CX 10083 Louis Bellson - Louis Bellson And His Drums album art Louis Bellson Louis Bellson And His Drums(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia 33CX 10083 UK 1955 Sell This Version
MG C-632 Louis Bellson - Boogie Woogie Piano And Drums album art Meade Lux Lewis* And Louis Bellson Meade Lux Lewis* And Louis Bellson - Boogie Woogie Piano And Drums(LP, Album) Clef Records MG C-632 US 1955 Sell This Version
MG N-1099, Yellow Labels Louis Bellson - The Hawk Talks album art Louis Bellson The Hawk Talks (Album) Norgran Records MG N-1099, Yellow Labels US 1956 Sell This Version
MGV-8016, MG V-8016 Louis Bellson - Concerto For Drums album art Louis Bellson Concerto For Drums(LP) Verve Records, Verve Records MGV-8016, MG V-8016 US 1957 Sell This Version
33C 9040 Louis Bellson - Drumorama! album art Louis Bellson Drumorama! (Album) Verve Records 33C 9040 UK 1957 Sell This Version
MGV-8256 Louis Bellson - Louis Bellson At The Flamingo album art Louis Bellson Louis Bellson At The Flamingo Verve Records MGV-8256 US 1958 Sell This Version
MGV-8248 Louis Bellson - Jazz Giants '58 album art Stan Getz · Gerry Mulligan · Harry Edison, Louis Bellson And The Oscar Peterson Trio Stan Getz · Gerry Mulligan · Harry Edison, Louis Bellson And The Oscar Peterson Trio - Jazz Giants '58 (Album) Verve Records MGV-8248 US 1958 Sell This Version
MG V-8227 Louis Bellson - Makin' Whoopee album art Art Tatum, Benny Carter, Louis Bellson Art Tatum, Benny Carter, Louis Bellson - Makin' Whoopee(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records MG V-8227 US 1958 Sell This Version
MG V-2131 Louis Bellson - Louis Bellson Swings Jule Styne album art Louis Bellson Swings Jule Styne Louis Bellson Swings Jule Styne - Louis Bellson Swings Jule Styne (Album) Verve Records MG V-2131 US 1960 Sell This Version
CLP 1343 Louis Bellson - The Brilliant Bellson Sound album art Louis Bellson The Brilliant Bellson Sound (Album) Verve Records CLP 1343 UK 1959 Sell This Version
SR 25167 Louis Bellson - Happy Sounds album art Pearl Bailey & Louis Bellson Pearl Bailey & Louis Bellson - Happy Sounds Roulette SR 25167 US 1962 Sell This Version
SR 52087 Louis Bellson - Big Band Jazz From The Summit album art Louis Bellson Big Band Jazz From The Summit (Album) Roulette SR 52087 US 1962 Sell This Version
VB-SR 52099, SR 52099 Louis Bellson - Basie In Sweden album art Count Basie & His Orchestra* Featuring Louis Bellson Count Basie & His Orchestra* Featuring Louis Bellson - Basie In Sweden (Album) Roulette VB-SR 52099, SR 52099 Italy 1962 Sell This Version
1655 Louis Bellson - The Mighty Two album art Louis Bellson & Gene Krupa Louis Bellson & Gene Krupa - The Mighty Two (Album) ANTAR (2), Birdland Series 1655 Uruguay 1963 Sell This Version
SR-52120, (S)R52120 Louis Bellson - Explorations album art Louis Bellson / Lalo Schifrin Louis Bellson / Lalo Schifrin - Explorations (Album) Roulette, Roulette SR-52120, (S)R52120 US 1964 Sell This Version
none Louis Bellson - Jazz At Foothill album art Foothill College Stage Band, Louie Bellson* Foothill College Stage Band, Louie Bellson* - Jazz At Foothill(LP, Album) Not On Label none US 1965 Sell This Version
CSD. 3558, CSD 3558 Louis Bellson - Thunderbird album art Louis Bellson Thunderbird (Album) Impulse! CSD. 3558, CSD 3558 UK 1966 Sell This Version
SX 6173 Louis Bellson - Repercussion album art Eric Delaney & Louis Bellson Eric Delaney & Louis Bellson - Repercussion (Album) Columbia SX 6173 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SPJL-933,113 Louis Bellson - Breakthrough! album art Louie Bellson* Breakthrough! (Album) Project 3 Total Sound SPJL-933,113 Australia 1968 Sell This Version