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Louie Bellson Orchestra

Band, 1931-2009

Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni (July 6, 1924 – February 14, 2009), known by the stage name Louie Bellson (his own preferred spelling, although he is often seen in sources as Louis Bellson), was an American jazz drummer. He was a composer, arranger, bandleader, and jazz educator, and is credited with pioneering the use of two bass drums.

PortraitBill Pitman
g *1920 US
PortraitBuddy Collette
fl 1921-2010 US
John Audino
Nick DiMaio
tb US
PortraitHarry Edison
tr US
PortraitJimmy Rowles
p 1918-1996 US
PortraitRed Callender
b, tu 1916-1992 US
PortraitMike Barone
tb *1936 US
PortraitJimmy Bond
b 1933-2012 US
PortraitTommy Pederson
tb 1920-1998 US
PortraitHerb Harper
tb *1920 US
PortraitPaul Smith
p 1922-2013 US
PortraitUan Rasey
tr 1921-2011 US
PortraitJoe Maini
as, sax, ts 1930-1964 US
PortraitLouis Bellson
dr 1924-2009 IT
PortraitRay Triscari
tr 1923-1996 US
PortraitWilliam Green
sax 1925-1996 US
PortraitJoe Puma
g 1927-2000 US
PortraitJohn Simmons
b 1918-1979 US
PortraitDon Elliott
tr, vib 1926-1984 US
PortraitMorty Corb
b 1917-1996 US
Lou Singer
perc, dr
Ralph Martin
p 1935-2010 US
PortraitTony Rizzi
g 1923-1992 US
Marty Berman
bs, sax
Bob Peterson
b 1950-2002 US
Dick Gould
tb, b
Ralph Martin
p US

Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
East Side SuiteLouie Bellson Orchestra1989Album
Louie Bellson And His Jazz OrchestraLouie Bellson Orchestra1987Compil.
Louie Bellson & His OrchestraLouie Bellson Orchestra1982Album
BREAKTHROUGH!Louie Bellson Orchestra1973Album
Soul On TopJames Brown With The Louie Bellson Orchestra, Oliver Nelson1970Album
Before The Parade Passes By / So Long DeariePearl Bailey / Louie Bellson Orchestra1967Single
Around The World In PercussionLouie Bellson Orchestra1961Album
Drummers HolidayLouie Bellson Orchestra1959Album
Skin DeepLouie Bellson Orchestra1957Album
Flying HickoryLouie Bellson Orchestra1956Single
Skin DeepLouie Bellson Orchestra1955Album
For Europeans Only / LorisLouie Bellson Orchestra1954Single
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