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

CJ-141 Louis Bellson - Side Track album art Louie Bellson* Side Track(LP, Album) Concord Jazz CJ-141 US 1981 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 94 album art Duke Ellington / Paul Gonsalves / Harry Carney / Louis Bellson Duke Ellington / Paul Gonsalves / Harry Carney / Louis Bellson - I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 94 (Comp) Curcio Italy 1982 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Night Child album art Oscar Peterson Quartet*, Joe Pass, Louis Bellson, Niels Pedersen* Oscar Peterson Quartet*, Joe Pass, Louis Bellson, Niels Pedersen* - Night Child (Album) World Record Club, World Record Club, Pablo Today Australia 1982 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Cool, Cool, Blue album art Louie Bellson* Cool, Cool, Blue (Album) Pablo Records US 1983 Sell This Version
LOPE1 Louis Bellson - Loose Walk album art Louis Bellson, George Duvivier, Warren Parrish, Jack Scott (2) Louis Bellson, George Duvivier, Warren Parrish, Jack Scott (2) - Loose Walk(LP) Chonto LOPE1 US 1983 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Don't Stop Now album art Louie Bellson* Don't Stop Now (Album) Bosco US 1984 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Swing Reunion album art Teddy Wilson, Benny Carter, Red Norvo, Louis Bellson, Remo Palmieri, George Duvivier, Freddie Green Teddy Wilson, Benny Carter, Red Norvo, Louis Bellson, Remo Palmieri, George Duvivier, Freddie Green - Swing Reunion (Album) Book-Of-The-Month Records US 1985 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Pete York Presents Super Drumming album art Pete York, Louie Bellson*, Cozy Powell, Gerry Brown, Ian Paice, Simon Phillips, Nippy Noya Pete York, Louie Bellson*, Cozy Powell, Gerry Brown, Ian Paice, Simon Phillips, Nippy Noya - Pete York Presents Super Drumming (Album) Global Records And Tapes Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - The Masters Sessions album art Stéphane Grappelli, Phil Woods, Louis Bellson Stéphane Grappelli, Phil Woods, Louis Bellson - The Masters Sessions (Album) Who's Who In Jazz US 1987 Sell This Version
CIJD 40144W Benny Carter With Roland Hanna, George Mraz, Louis Bellson, Howard Alden And Special Guest Dizzy Gillespie Benny Carter With Roland Hanna, George Mraz, Louis Bellson, Howard Alden And Special Guest Dizzy Gillespie - In The Mood For Swing(Cass, Album) Musicmasters CIJD 40144W US 1988 Sell This Version
PACD-2310-703-2 Louis Bellson - Duke's Big 4 album art Duke Ellington, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Louis Bellson Duke Ellington, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Louis Bellson - Duke's Big 4(CD) Pablo Records PACD-2310-703-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
BIS-CD-382 Louis Bellson - Concerto For Jazz Drummer & Symphony Orchestra/Carmen Suite (The Carmen Ballet) album art Farberman*, Bizet* / Shchedrin* : Kroumata Percussion Ensemble / Bellson* / Farberman* Farberman*, Bizet* / Shchedrin* : Kroumata Percussion Ensemble / Bellson* / Farberman* - Concerto For Jazz Drummer & Symphony Orchestra/Carmen Suite (The Carmen Ballet)(CD, Album) BIS BIS-CD-382 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Suite Tooth album art Frank Mantooth Featuring Bobby Shew, Louie Bellson* Frank Mantooth Featuring Bobby Shew, Louie Bellson* - Suite Tooth (Album) Optimism (2) Germany 1989 Sell This Version
RJ3000 Louis Bellson - How Can You Miss? album art Stéphane Grappelli With Louis Bellson ,and Phil Woods Stéphane Grappelli With Louis Bellson ,and Phil Woods - How Can You Miss?(CD, Album) Rushmore Jazz RJ3000 US 1989 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Airmail Special: A Salute To The Big Band Masters album art Louie Bellson* Airmail Special: A Salute To The Big Band Masters (Album) Musicmasters US 1990 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Jazz Giants album art Louie Bellson* Jazz Giants (Album) Musicmasters US 1990 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Peaceful Thunder album art Louie Bellson* Peaceful Thunder (Album) Jazz Heritage US 1993 Sell This Version
BIS-CD-232+382 Louis Bellson - Second Construction/Pulse/Sisu/Hiérophonie V/Concerto For Jazz Drummer & Symphony Orchestra/Carmen Suite (The Carmen Ballet) album art Cage*, Cowell*, Lundquist*, Taïra*, Farberman*, Bizet* / Shchedrin* : Kroumata Percussion Ensemble / Bellson* / Farberman* Cage*, Cowell*, Lundquist*, Taïra*, Farberman*, Bizet* / Shchedrin* : Kroumata Percussion Ensemble / Bellson* / Farberman* - Second Construction/Pulse/Sisu/Hiérophonie V/Concerto For Jazz Drummer & Symphony Orchestra/Carmen Suite (The Carmen Ballet)(2xCD, Album, RE) BIS BIS-CD-232+382 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
CCD-4797-2 Louis Bellson - Gershwin 100 album art Matt Catingub With Special Guests Louie Bellson*, Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein And John Pizzarelli Matt Catingub With Special Guests Louie Bellson*, Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein And John Pizzarelli - Gershwin 100(CD, Album) Concord Records CCD-4797-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
DPUJE1372 Louis Bellson - Legacy album art DePaul University Jazz Ensemble Featuring Guest Artist Louie Belson* DePaul University Jazz Ensemble Featuring Guest Artist Louie Belson* - Legacy(CD, Album) DePaul University School Of Music DPUJE1372 US 2001 Sell This Version
PERC2 Louis Bellson - Louie & Clark Expedition 2 album art Louie Bellson*, Clark Terry Louie Bellson*, Clark Terry - Louie & Clark Expedition 2(CD) Percussion Power PERC2 US 2008 Sell This Version
PWR27334 Louis Bellson - Trio album art Art Tatum / Benny Carter / Louis Bellson Art Tatum / Benny Carter / Louis Bellson - Trio(CD) Poll Winners Records PWR27334 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
2310-878, OJC-5600 Louis Bellson - For The Second Time album art Count Basie / Kansas City 3, Ray Brown, Louis Bellson Count Basie / Kansas City 3, Ray Brown, Louis Bellson - For The Second Time(Cass, Album, RM) Pablo Records, Original Jazz Classics 2310-878, OJC-5600 US Unknown Sell This Version
JG-632 Louis Bellson - Jazz Berry Jam: "Jamming Jazz" album art Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Louis Bellson Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Louis Bellson - Jazz Berry Jam: "Jamming Jazz"(LP, Album) Hall Of Fame (3) JG-632 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Louis Bellson - Skin Deep album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Featuring Louis Bellson Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Featuring Louis Bellson - Skin Deep Philips Australia 1952 Sell This Version

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