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Harry Breuer

perc, vib, 1921-1989 US
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Harry Breuer was an American mallet player, percussionist, and composer. Born : October 21, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York. Died : June 27, 1989 in New York City, New York. He performed as soloist using an instrument of his own design - a combination of marimba, vibraphone and xylophone. He performed with the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, worked for the Warner Brothers and Fox movie studios in the 1930/40s, and appeared in several short subjects and educational films during this time. He later was a staff musician with NBC, where he remained until his retirement in the late 1970s. Inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 1980, Breuer continued performing until his final years, in 1986 even releasing a new LP, Mallets in Wonderland. He died in New York City on June 27, 1989.

        
Instruments
  • Percussion
  • Vibraphone
  • Marimba
  • Xylophone
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Minute Merengue on Mallet Mischief, Vol. 2 by Harry Breuer
Fiesta de Oro on Mallet Mischief, Vol. 2 by Harry Breuer
Hey Rube on Percussive Vaudeville by Harry Breuer
Farmerette on Mallet Mischief, Vol. 2 by Harry Breuer
Lassus Trombone on Percussive Vaudeville by Harry Breuer
Tropicale Stephanie on Mallet Mischief, Vol. 2 by Harry Breuer
Wild Cherries on Percussive Vaudeville by Harry Breuer
Percussion-Aire on Stereo and All That Jazz by Various Artists
Rustic Dance on Percussive Vaudeville by Harry Breuer
Pavanne on Mallet Mischief, Vol. 2 by Harry Breuer

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Moog Is MoogPat Prilly - Harry Breuer1977Album
The Happy Moog!Jean-Jacques Perrey & Harry Breuer1969Album
Organ And Chimes Play Christmas CarolsMilton Kaye, Harry Breuer, Leo Addeo1962Album
The Happy Sound Of RagtimeHarry Breuer1960Album
Percussive VaudevilleHarry Breuer1960Album
Rock Of AgesJesse Crawford And Harry Breuer1949Album
White Christmas / Joy To The WorldJesse Crawford With Harry Breuer1947Album
The Happy Sound Of RagtimeHarry BreuerAlbum
The Happy Sound Of RagtimeHarry BreuerAlbum
The Happy Sound Of Ragtime, Vol. 3Harry BreuerAlbum
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