Louie Bellson



Louie Bellson

Rating
Active
1931 to 2009
Born
July 6, 1924 in Rock Falls
Died
February 14, 2009
Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
Biography
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. Bellson was an internationally acclaimed artist who performed in most of the major capitals around the world. Bellson and his wife, actress and singer Pearl Bailey (married 1952–1990), had the second highest number of appearances at the White House (only Bob Hope had more).

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Cool, Cool Blue

Cool, Cool Blue

Louie Bellson April 17, 2007

8 Tracks

June 28-1959 at the Flamingo Hotel, Volume 1

June 28-1959 at the Flamingo Hotel, Volume 1

Louie Bellson December 2, 2006

12 Tracks

The Sacred Music of Louie Bellson

The Sacred Music of Louie Bellson

Louie Bellson January 1, 2006

18 Tracks

Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Louie Bellson August 3, 2004

9 Tracks

I'm Shooting High

I'm Shooting High

Louie Bellson November 15, 1994

12 Tracks

Don't Stop Now!

Don't Stop Now!

Louie Bellson October 4, 1994

8 Tracks

Airmail Special: A Salute to the Big Band Masters

Airmail Special: A Salute to the Big Band Masters

Louie Bellson May 1, 1992

11 Tracks

Jazz Giants

Jazz Giants

Louie Bellson May 1, 1992

6 Tracks

Peaceful Thunder

Peaceful Thunder

Louie Bellson March 10, 1992

13 Tracks

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