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Nick Fatool

dr, 1915-2000 US, Massachusetts
Musician of Jazz and Pop

Nick Fatool (b. Jan. 2, 1915, Millbury, Massachusetts - d. Sep. 26, 2000, Los Angeles, California) was an American jazz drummer.Fatool first played professionally in Providence, Rhode Island, which he followed with time in Joe Haymes's band in 1937 and Don Beston's in Dallas soon after. In 1939 he played with Bobby Hackett briefly, and then became a member of the Benny Goodman Orchestra. He became one of the most visible drummers of the 1940s, playing with Artie Shaw (1940–41), Alvino Rey (1942-43), Claude Thornhill, Les Brown, and Jan Savitt. In 1943 he moved to Los Angeles and took work as a session musician, recording profusely. Credits include Harry James, Erroll Garner (1946), Louis Armstrong (1949, 1951), Jess Stacy, Tommy Dorsey, Matty Matlock, and Glen Gray. He began an association

  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Plays With
Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra
Barney Bigard And His Orchestra
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra
Benny Goodman Sextet
Bob Crosby And His Orchestra
Charlie Lavere's Chicago Loopers
Chuck Thomas And His Dixieland Band
Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra
Dom Frontiere Sextet
George Paxton & His Orchestra
Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra
Gramercy Six
Harry James And His Orchestra
Jerry Gray And His Orchestra
John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra
Juan Tizol & His Orchestra
Manny Klein's Dixieland Band
Members Of The Benny Goodman Orchestra
Merle Koch And Michele's Silver Stope Jazz Band
Nick Fatool's Jazz Band
Paul Weston And His Orchestra
Pete Kelly And His Big Seven
The Buddy Cole Quartet
The Capitol Jazzmen
The Dave Barbour Quartet
The Jack Lesberg Sextet
The Rampart Street Paraders
The Sunset All Stars
The World's Greatest Jazzband
Willie Smith And His Friends
Zep Meissner Dixieland Band
Matty Matlock And The Paducah Patrol
Ray Heindorf
Beverly Jenkins
Ed Reed And The Riverboat Five
Charles Dant And His Orchestra
Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band
Matty Matlock's All Stars
Brussels World's Fair Orchestra
The Jubilee Singers
Pete Fountain And His Mardi Gras Strutters
Kings Of Dixieland
Johnny Maddox And His Dixie Boys
Dick Cathcart And His All Stars
Johnny Best And His All Stars
The Dixie Blue Blowers
Matty Matlock And His Jazz Band
Heinie Beau And His Hollywood Quintet
Benny Goodman Combos
Members Of The Brussels World's Fair Orchestra
George Bruns And The Wonderland Jazz Band
The Tuxedo Band
Albert's Radioland Piano
Jess Stacy And The Famous Sidemen
J.D. King And His Orchestra
Popular Tracks   
Down Among the Sheltering Palms on Nick Fatool's Jazz Band and Quartet by Nick Fatool
From Monday On on Nick Fatool's Jazz Band and Quartet by Nick Fatool
I Want A Girl on Nick Fatool's Jazz Band and Quartet by Nick Fatool
Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland on Nick Fatool's Jazz Band and Quartet by Nick Fatool
At The End Of Honeymoon Lane on Nick Fatool's Jazz Band and Quartet by Nick Fatool
With Plenty of Money and You (feat. Eddie Miller, Moe Schneider, Stan Wrightsman, George Van Eps, Nick Fatool) on Unsung Musician - Arranger by Matty Matlock
Hotter Than That on Nick Fatool's Jazz Band and Quartet by Nick Fatool
Shine on Nick Fatool's Jazz Band and Quartet by Nick Fatool
The Man I Love on Nick Fatool's Jazz Band and Quartet by Nick Fatool
Just One Of Those Things on Nick Fatool's Jazz Band and Quartet by Nick Fatool

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
In PersonSi Zentner Featuring Nick Fatool, Eddie Miller, Charlie Teagarden, Van Alexander, Lucky Thompson, Stan Getz, Charlie Shavers1962Album
Hi-Fi Pianola, Honky Tonk Piano And DrumsPhil Moody, Nick FatoolAlbum
Dixieland GreatsRay Sherman And Allan Reuss And Nick Fatool And Dick Cathcart And Eddie Miller And Red Callender And Matty Matlock And Milt Holland And Moe SchneiderCompil.
Razz-Ma-Tazz: Honky Tonk Piano And DrumsPhil Moody, Nick FatoolAlbum
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