Louie Bellson Legacy
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From: CA, United States

Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing

LOUIE BELLSON - An American Legend

1924-2009

www.louiebellson.com


Described by Duke Ellington as “not only the world’s greatest drummer...(but also) the world’s greatest musician,” Louie Bellson expressed himself on drums since age three. At 15, he pioneered the double bass drum set-up. At 17, he triumphed over 40,000 drummers to win the Gene Krupa drumming contest.


He performed on more than 200 albums with such greats as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Woody H…

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