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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B-2041 Louis Bellson - Jazz Session album art Harry James And His Orchestra Marchin' (as Bellson) Harry James And His Orchestra - Jazz Session(7", EP) Columbia B-2041 US 1955 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Jazz Session album art Harry James And His Orchestra Harry James And His Orchestra - Jazz Session (Album, EP) Columbia US 1955 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Breakthrough! album art Louie Bellson* Shuffle Off To Broadway (as L. Bellson) and 1 more… Louie Bellson* - Breakthrough! (Album) Project 3 Total Sound Australia 1968 Sell This Version
STWO 4, 1E 062 º 04568Y Louis Bellson - Total Sound (Studio Two Sampler) album art Various Shuffle Off To Broadway (as L. Bellson) Various - Total Sound (Studio Two Sampler)(LP, Album, Smplr) Columbia, Columbia STWO 4, 1E 062 º 04568Y UK 1970 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Soul On Top album art James Brown With The Louie Bellson Orchestra*, Oliver Nelson I Need Your Key (To Turn Me On) (as Louie Bellson) James Brown With The Louie Bellson Orchestra*, Oliver Nelson - Soul On Top (Album) King Records (3) Canada 1970 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - The Works Of Duke - Integrale Volume 24 album art Duke Ellington & His Orchestra* The Hawk Talks and 1 more… Duke Ellington & His Orchestra* - The Works Of Duke - Integrale Volume 24 (Album) RCA, RCA Camden Japan 1974 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Louie Bellson's 7 - Live At The Concord Summer Festival album art Louie Bellson* Roto Blues (as Louie Bellson) Louie Bellson* - Louie Bellson's 7 - Live At The Concord Summer Festival (Album) Concord Jazz US 1976 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - 150 MPH album art Louie Bellson And His Big Band* Spacin' Home (as L. Bellson) and 2 more… Louie Bellson And His Big Band* - 150 MPH (Album) Concord Jazz US 1977 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Ecué (Ritmos Cubanos) album art Louie Bellson* - Walfredo De Los Reyes* Javilla (as Louie Bellson) and 1 more… Louie Bellson* - Walfredo De Los Reyes* - Ecué (Ritmos Cubanos) (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Sunshine Rock album art Louie Bellson & The "Explosion" Orchestra* Niles Blues (as L. Bellson) and 5 more… Louie Bellson & The "Explosion" Orchestra* - Sunshine Rock (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records France 1978 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Prime Time album art Louie Bellson* Let Me Dream (as Louie Bellson) and 1 more… Louie Bellson* - Prime Time (Album) Concord Jazz US 1978 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Louie Bellson Jam album art Louie Bellson* Blue Invasion Louie Bellson* - Louie Bellson Jam (Album) Pablo Records Japan 1979 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Matterhorn album art The Louie Bellson Drum Explosion The Louie Bellson Drum Explosion - Matterhorn (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records Germany 1979 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Originals album art Louie Bellson* / Jon Faddis / Milt Hinton / Hank Jones / Bob Malach / Bucky Pizzarelli Ike And Mike (as Louie Bellson) and 2 more… Louie Bellson* / Jon Faddis / Milt Hinton / Hank Jones / Bob Malach / Bucky Pizzarelli - Originals (Album) Stash Records US 1980 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Dynamite! album art Louie Bellson Big Band Deliverance (as Louie Bellson) and 2 more… Louie Bellson Big Band - Dynamite! (Album) Concord Jazz US 1980 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - The Best Of Louie Bellson album art Louie Bellson* Quiet Riots (as Bellson) and 2 more… Louie Bellson* - The Best Of Louie Bellson (Comp) Pablo Records Indonesia 1980 Sell This Version
CJ-157 Louis Bellson - London Scene album art Louie Bellson Big Band The Music Makes You Move (as Louie Bellson) and 4 more… Louie Bellson Big Band - London Scene(LP, Album) Concord Jazz CJ-157 US 1981 Sell This Version
CJ-141 Louis Bellson - Side Track album art Louie Bellson* I See You (as Louie Bellson) Louie Bellson* - Side Track(LP, Album) Concord Jazz CJ-141 US 1981 Sell This Version
PR 7160 Louis Bellson - Louis Bellson And Explosion album art Louis Bellson And Explosion* Spitfire (as Louie Bellson) and 1 more… Louis Bellson And Explosion* - Louis Bellson And Explosion(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Dir) Pausa Records PR 7160 US 1984 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Fancy Pants album art Count Basie Orchestra Put It Right Here (as Louie Bellson) Count Basie Orchestra - Fancy Pants (Album) Pablo Records Germany 1986 Sell This Version
353 088 Louis Bellson - Pete York Presents Super Drumming album art Pete York, Louie Bellson*, Cozy Powell, Gerry Brown, Ian Paice, Simon Phillips, Nippy Noya Skin Deep Pete York, Louie Bellson*, Cozy Powell, Gerry Brown, Ian Paice, Simon Phillips, Nippy Noya - Pete York Presents Super Drumming(CD, Album) Global Records And Tapes 353 088 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Louie Bellson And His Jazz Orchestra album art Louie Bellson And His Jazz Orchestra Gut Bucket Buckley (as Louie Bellson) and 2 more… Louie Bellson And His Jazz Orchestra - Louie Bellson And His Jazz Orchestra (Comp, Album) Musicmasters, Musicmasters, Musicmasters Europe 1987 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Live At Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase album art The Louie Bellson Quartet Walkin' With Buddy (as Louie Bellson) and 2 more… The Louie Bellson Quartet - Live At Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase (Album) Concord Jazz Europe 1988 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - Hot album art Louie Bellson And His Jazz Orchestra The Peaceful Poet (as Louie Bellson) and 3 more… Louie Bellson And His Jazz Orchestra - Hot (Album) MusicMasters US 1988 Sell This Version
Louis Bellson - East Side Suite album art Louie Bellson & His Jazz Orchestra* What Makes Moses Run (as Louie Bellson) and 1 more… Louie Bellson & His Jazz Orchestra* - East Side Suite (Album) Musicmasters, Musicmasters US 1989 Sell This Version

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