Louis Bellison

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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CSPS 2898 Louis Bellson - Kings Of Drums album art Various Skin Deep (as Louis Bellison) Various - Kings Of Drums(LP, Comp) CBS Records Canada Ltd. CSPS 2898 Canada 1987 Sell This Version

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