Real Name:
Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni
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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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Louis Bellson - Skin Burns album art Roy Burns Roy Burns - Skin Burns Roulette, Roulette US 1962 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Spectrum album art Les DeMerle Les DeMerle - Spectrum (Album) United Artists Records US 1969 Sell This Version
SB-LP-4 Louis Bellson - Fabulous Studio Band Celebrates it's 20th Year in the 20th Century album art Fabulous Studio Band Fabulous Studio Band - Fabulous Studio Band Celebrates it's 20th Year in the 20th Century(LP) Freedom Records SB-LP-4 US 1972 Sell This Version
DR 1020 Louis Bellson - Transfusion album art Les DeMerle Les DeMerle - Transfusion(LP, Album) Dobre Records DR 1020 US 1978 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Matterhorn album art The Louie Bellson Drum Explosion The Louie Bellson Drum Explosion - Matterhorn (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records US 1979 Sell This Version
HF-9705 Louis Bellson - New Life album art Kinesis (3) Kinesis (3) - New Life(LP, Album) Headfirst HF-9705 US 1980 Sell This Version
NIU6 Louis Bellson - Reflections Of You album art The Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble The Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble - Reflections Of You(LP) NIU Jazz Ensemble NIU6 US 1982 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - "The London Gig" album art Louie Bellson Big Band Louie Bellson Big Band - "The London Gig" (Album) Pablo Records Spain 1983 Sell This Version
OJCCD-825-2, 2310-899 Louis Bellson - Cool, Cool, Blue album art Louie Bellson* Louie Bellson* - Cool, Cool, Blue(CD, RE, RM) Original Jazz Classics, Pablo Records OJCCD-825-2, 2310-899 US 1994 Sell This Version
321204 BF Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Louis Bellson Skin Deep (Part 2) and 1 more… Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Louis Bellson - Skin Deep(7", Mono) Philips 321204 BF Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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