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Alvin Stoller

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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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Died October 19, 1992, Los Angeles, California, United States
Music Songs This Can't Be Love, I Love Paris, The Boy Next Door, Wild Party, Kicks Is in Love, The Continental, Long Ago And Far Away, Kicks Swings, Melodyville, I Concentrate On You, Bada Blues, The Flight, Mulliganville, Lost Keys, Just In Time, Honey Chile, End of Party, Derek's Blues, My Buddy, Melody Room, Gage Flips, Tom's Idea, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Mambo, Terror Ride, Melody Lane, I've Told Ev'ry Little Star, Let Me Entertain You, Go Kicks, Imagination, In A Mellow Tone, Everything's Coming Up Roses, Pogo
Albums Art Tatum - Roy Eldridge Quartet, Fireworks


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1 Swing-era drummer, a musician from childhood. During the 40's and 50's played in orchestras led by Teddy Powell, Benny Goodman, Charlie Spivak, Harry James, Claude Thornhill. In 1945, replaced Buddy Rich as drummer with Tommy Dorsey. Later became a studio musician for Norman Granz, as backup musician to stars like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Also recorded with leading jazz musicians, including Art Tatum, Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Benny Carter, Herb Ellis and Erroll Garner.


Actor

Actor

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Summer Love 1957 Bit Role (uncredited)
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 1957 TV Series Drummer
The Secret Fury 1950 Drummer (uncredited)

Music Department

Music Department

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The St. Valentine's Day Massacre 1967 musician: drums, percussion - uncredited

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Soundtrack

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Christmas with the Kranks 2004 performer: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" 1949

Self

Self

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Another Evening with Fred Astaire 1959 TV Special Himself

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