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Alvin Stoller

b. 7 Oct 1925, NEW YORK, USA, d. 19 Oct 1992, LA, California, USA. Taking on the drums as a kid, Stoller’s dues had been paid while he was still an adolescent with stints in rings led by Raymond Scott, Teddy Powell, Benny Goodman and Charlie Spivak. In 1945 he implemented Buddy Rich in to the vacated drum feces using the Tommy Dorsey music group, getting with him a lot of his forerunner’s passion – rather than a small amount of his fiery character. Through the past due 40s and 50s, Stoller’s profession discovered him playing in name rings such as for example those led by Georgie Auld, Harry Adam, Billy May, Charlie Barnet, Claude Thornhill and Bob Crosby. This same period noticed him in continuous demand being a studio room musician, specifically for Norman Granz, support artists such as for example Erroll Garner, Billie Vacation, Ben Webster, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Carter, with whom he made an appearance on Additions TO HELP EXPAND Explanations. Tastefully discreet when support performers or in a little group placing and powerfully propulsive when generating a big music group, Stoller was one of the better past due swing period drummers even when he was occasionally overlooked because of his long assistance in film and tv studios in old age.

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