Louie 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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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) Westmont Recording Co. none US 1965 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Breakthrough! album art Louie Bellson* Breakthrough! (Album) Project 3 Total Sound Australia 1968 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Conversations  - A Drum Spectacular album art Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson*, Kenny Clare With The Bobby Lamb - Ray Premru Orchestra Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson*, Kenny Clare With The Bobby Lamb - Ray Premru Orchestra - Conversations - A Drum Spectacular (Album) Parlophone, EMI Australia 1972 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Louie Bellson's 7 - Live At The Concord Summer Festival album art Louie Bellson* Louie Bellson's 7 - Live At The Concord Summer Festival (Album) Concord Jazz US 1976 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Ecué (Ritmos Cubanos) album art Louie Bellson* - Walfredo De Los Reyes* Louie Bellson* - Walfredo De Los Reyes* - Ecué (Ritmos Cubanos) (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Lady Time album art Ella Fitzgerald With Jackie Davis And Louie Bellson* Ella Fitzgerald With Jackie Davis And Louie Bellson* - Lady Time (Album) Pablo Records Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Snooky & Marshal's Album album art Snooky Young / Marshal Royal* / Freddie Green / Ross Tompkins / Ray Brown / Louie Bellson* Special Guest Scat Man Crothers* Snooky Young / Marshal Royal* / Freddie Green / Ross Tompkins / Ray Brown / Louie Bellson* Special Guest Scat Man Crothers* - Snooky & Marshal's Album (Album) Concord Jazz Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Prime Time album art Louie Bellson* Prime Time (Album) Concord Jazz US 1978 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Intensive Care album art Louie Bellson*, Ray Brown, Paul Smith (5) Louie Bellson*, Ray Brown, Paul Smith (5) - Intensive Care (Album) Discwasher Recordings US 1978 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Fine And Mellow album art Ella Fitzgerald Jams With Tommy Flanagan, "Lockjaw" Davis*, Louie Bellson*, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Harry Edison Ella Fitzgerald Jams With Tommy Flanagan, "Lockjaw" Davis*, Louie Bellson*, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Harry Edison - Fine And Mellow (Album) Pablo Records France 1979 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Louie Bellson Jam album art Louie Bellson* Louie Bellson Jam (Album) Pablo Records Japan 1979 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Originals album art Louie Bellson* / Jon Faddis / Milt Hinton / Hank Jones / Bob Malach / Bucky Pizzarelli Louie Bellson* / Jon Faddis / Milt Hinton / Hank Jones / Bob Malach / Bucky Pizzarelli - Originals (Album) Stash Records US 1980 Sell This Version
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 - 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 Germany 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 - 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
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
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) Indonesia 1989 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Jazz Giants album art Louie Bellson* Jazz Giants (Album) Musicmasters US 1990 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 - Peaceful Thunder album art Louie Bellson* Peaceful Thunder (Album) Jazz Heritage US 1993 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

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