Charlie Ventura



Charlie Ventura

Rating
Active
1916 to 1992
Born
December 2, 1916
Died
January 17, 1992
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Biography
Charlie Ventura (born Charles Venturo; December 2, 1916 – January 17, 1992) was a tenor saxophonist and bandleader from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ventura had his first taste of success working with Gene Krupa. In 1945 he won the Down Beat readers' poll in the tenor saxophone category. In the late 1940s he led several popular groups and went on to become known for his "bop for the people," with vocalists Jackie Cain and Roy Kral. After the early 1950s he made only a few recordings. His first was the debut album for Gene Norman's GNP Crescendo label (GNPD No. 1) recorded live in Los Angeles.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Bebop Live Concerts Vol. 8 (1947)

Bebop Live Concerts Vol. 8 (1947)

Charlie Ventura December 1, 2017

10 Tracks

Fine Sax

Fine Sax

Charlie Ventura June 6, 2016

13 Tracks

After You've Gone

After You've Gone

Charlie Ventura April 29, 2016

17 Tracks

Blue Champagne

Blue Champagne

Charlie Ventura April 29, 2016

15 Tracks

Dark Eyes

Dark Eyes

Charlie Ventura April 29, 2016

20 Tracks

Live Concert California 1949

Live Concert California 1949

Charlie Ventura April 29, 2016

15 Tracks

Nightclub, Vol. 97 (The Golden Era of Bebop Music)

Nightclub, Vol. 97 (The Golden Era of Bebop Music)

Charlie Ventura February 10, 2016

10 Tracks

Together

Together

Charlie Ventura November 26, 2015

10 Tracks

Body And Soul

Body And Soul

Charlie Ventura November 15, 2015

10 Tracks

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