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.
A great jazz drummer. Denny Seiwell, who was introduced to the drums by his father when he was just five, was born in Pennsylvania on 10 July 1943. His work as a teacher had an influence on the history of jazz How Denny Seiwell Spread His Wings - uDiscover. We're paying tribute to Denny Seiwell, the master drummer best known as a co-founder of Paul McCartney's Wings, but equally respected in jazz circles. On 3 July 1953, Louie Bellson was in the studio in Los Angeles recording the first four tracks for his album 'Skin Deep'. The great Barney Kessel was on guitar and the album included Bellson's own long ambitious composition Speaking'. 29 June ·. "He became famous in the 1950s for using two bass drums simultaneously, but Bellson was never a gimmicky or overly bombastic player.
Biography by Scott Yanow. A dynamic big band jazz drummer and musical for his wife, singer Pearl Bailey. RIP Dee Dee Bellson, the daughter of Broadway entertainer and singer Pearl Bailey and jazz drummer Louie Bellson, who died on July 4 2009 at her home in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a heart attack. Dee Dee, who was born in 1960, often travelled with her mother on tour. She later sang on recordings by Weather Report and Wayne Shorter.
Drummerworld Page for Louie Bellson. Louie was 24 and a veteran of a U. S. Army band when he joined Danny Kaye, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Barnett, Benny Carter, Mel Powell, Kenny Dorharn, Harry Babasin, Al Hendrickson, Buck Washington, and Goodman for Howard Hawks' "A Song Is Born," still a recurring treat on TV's late, late shows. As a prolific creator of music, both written and improvised, his compositions and arrangements (in the hundreds) embrace jazz, jazz/rock/fusion, romantic orchestral suites, symphonic works and a ballet. Additionally, Louie Bellson is a four-time Grammy Award nominee. In addition, The London Suite (recorded in his album, Louie in London) was performed at the Hollywood Pilgrimage Bowl before a record-breaking audience.