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Dick Cary

p, tr, 1916-1994 US, Hartford, Connecticut
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Richard Durant Cary

Dick Cary (July 10, 1916 in Hartford, Connecticut – April 6, 1994 in Sunland, California) was an American jazz pianist, trumpet and alto horn player, and prolific arranger and composer.Cary first played with Joe Marsala in 1942, then played solo at Nick's in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1942-43. He also worked briefly with the Casa Loma Orchestra and Brad Gowans. During a stint in the Army in 1944-46, he managed to continue recording, with Muggsy Spanier and Wild Bill Davison among others. After his discharge he worked with Billy Butterfield, then joined Louis Armstrong's All-Stars in 1947-48. In 1949-50 he was in Jimmy Dorsey's orchestra, and in the 1950s worked with Eddie Condon, Pee Wee Russell, Max Kaminsky, Bud Freeman, Jimmy McPartland, and Bobby Hackett.

  • Piano
  • Trumpet
  • Alphorn
  • Flute
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Through a Veil of Indifference (Live) on Eddie Condon - The Town Hall Concerts Twenty-Five, Twenty-Six, And Twenty-Seven by Various Artists
Fugue on Dick Cary Originals by Dick Cary
Black Shadow on Dick Cary Originals by Dick Cary
Warm For June on Got Swing? by Dick Cary
Puttin' On The Ritz on Got Swing? by Dick Cary
Sweet And Lovely on Got Swing? by Dick Cary
Ding on Dick Cary Originals by Dick Cary
Bud on Dick Cary Originals by Dick Cary
Vallen's Waltz on Dick Cary Originals by Dick Cary
Down South Camp Meeting on Got Swing? by Dick Cary

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Title Artist Year Type
All That Jazz, Vol. 74: Live In Boston - 30th November 1947Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars Featuing Jack Teagarden ・ Barney Bigard ・ Dick Cary ・ Arvell Shaw ・ Velma Middleton2016Album
Rendezvous At Sunnie's 1969Ralph Sutton, Dick Cary2005Album
Dr. Jazz Vol. 16Eddie Condon's Jazz Band With Wild Bill Davison, Dick Cary2001Album
Playing The Black & WhitesDick Cary - Cliff Jackson - Art Hodes - Nat Jaffe1989Compil.
Superstars Of Traditional Jazz: The Legendary Live Broadcasts Of 1947 And 1948Louis Armstrong, Bobby Hackett, Jack Teagarden, Peanuts Hucko, Jack Lesberg, Ernie Caceres, Dick Cary, George Wettling, Sidney Catlett1984Album
Old Merry Tale Jazzband LiveOld Merry Tale Jazzband & Dick Cary featuring Monty Sunshine, Fatty George, Bob Wilber1978Album
World's Hottest Jazz BandMileham Hayes, Dick Cary, Ed Gaston, Len Barnard, Bob Barnard, Ken Herron, Ade Monsbourgh, Neville Stribling, Lachie Thompson, Frank Johnson1978Album
Hollywood SwingThe Jack Lesberg Sextet With Eddie Miller And Dick Cary1978Album
Jazz LifeDick Cary1977Album
Humoresque In Two-Time / Lazy SwingDel Kacher, Dick Cary1976Single
Darktown Jazz-BandDarktown Jazzband Featuring Fatty George, Jimmy McPartland, Dick Cary, Oscar Klein, Charly Antolini1976Album
The Amazing Dick CaryDick Cary1976Album
Singin' The BluesJimmy McPartland - Dick Cary - Lino Patruno - Milan College Jazz Society1976Album
Wishing You A Swinging ChristmasNat Gonella With Ted Easton's Jazzband Featuring Dick Cary1975Album
Melancholy Baby / Rhumba BasicoDick Cary, Joe Leahy1975Single
Summertime In Venice / Glad Rag DollJoe Leahy, Dick Cary1974Single
Good Enough For MeDan Schmelzer, Dick Cary1970Single
Cheatin' Heart / Silver SlippersDick Cary, Frank Sterling1970Single
Rag Doll / Good MorningDick Cary1969Single
Red CarpetDick Cary, Ernie Kinney1969Single
Too Many ChiefsDick Cary, Ernie Kinney1969Single
Those Were The DaysDick Cary1969Single
Crawdad SongDick Cary1968Single
Step To The RearDick Cary1968Single
Waltz Of The TearsDick Cary1968Single
Oh You KidDick Cary1968Single
Just As Much / Molly 'N MeFrank Sterling / Dick Cary1968Single
Green Alligators / DaydreamDick Cary, Frank Sterling1968Single
Little White LiesDick Cary1968Single
Little PedroDick Cary1967Single
A Girl Like YouDick Cary, Ernie Kinney1967Single
No More, No LessDick Cary1967Single
Good Old DaysDick Cary1966Single
Devil WomanBill Green, Dick Cary1966Single
Silver Bells / Silver DollarGene Garf / Dick Cary1966Single
Hot And CoolDick Cary1961Album
A Little Bit Of SugarDick CarySingle
Sweet Sixteen / Sugar BluesDick CarySingle
Around 'n Around/ My LoveDick Cary, Memo BernabeiSingle
I Aint Got Nobody/ Fascination RhythmDick CarySingle
Round DanceDick Cary, Joe LeahySingle
Golden JazzDick CaryAlbum
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