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Conrad Gozzo

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A topnotch studio room musician and initial trumpeter, Conrad Gozzo was also an experienced (but underutilized) jazz soloist. He originally researched with his dad (a trumpet instructor) and in 1938 began his professional profession by signing up for Isham Jones’ Orchestra. Gozzo got stints using the big rings of Tommy Reynolds, Crimson Norvo, Johnny “Scat” Davis, Bob Chester and Claude Thornhill (1941-42). He caused Benny Goodman for 90 days and spent amount of time in the armed forces (addressing enjoy with Artie Shaw’s Navy music group). After his release, Gozzo was with Woody Herman’s Initial Herd (1945-46), Boyd Raeburn and Tex Beneke. In every of those rings, he rarely got solos but his warm audio and amazing range were regarded major resources. In 1947 Gozzo (who was simply still simply 25) resolved in LA where he became an extremely busy studio room musician, appearing on the many recordings through the following 17 years. He also performed for radio displays, television and movies. His loss of life from a coronary attack at age 42 was a tragic end to some productive profession. Conrad Gozzo just led one record recording, an extended out-of-print arranged for Victor in 1955 (Gozz THE FANTASTIC) that presented him having a big music group, a sextet along with strings.

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Full Name Conrad Gozzo
Died October 8, 1964, Burbank, California, United States
Profession Trumpeter
Music Groups Casa Loma Orchestra
Music Songs No-Name Jive, 720 in the Books, Blues on Parade, Smoke Rings, In The Mood, The House Is Haunted, Infatuation, Woodchopper's Ball, Frenesi, Casa Loma Stomp, White Jazz, Take the "A" Train, Apollo Jumps, Blue Prelude, The Champagne Waltz, Suddenly It's Spring, Two O'Clock Jump, Moten Swing, Jumpin at the Woodside, Blue Moon, A String of Pearls, Baubles, Bangles, and Beads, Sunrise Serenade, White Star Stomp, Boogie Woogie, Shut-Eye, Huckleberry Duck, Memories of You, Yankee Doodle Never Went to Town, The Goblin Band, Lean Baby, Study in Brown
Albums Sounds of the Great Bands


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1 He was the lead chair with the NBC, Hollywood Studio Orchestra from 1955 until his death 1964.
2 Gozzo, lead trumpeter on the Glen Gray, Stan Kenton, and Harry James "remakes", and in Dan Terry's 1954 Columbia sessions, recorded extensively with arrangers Van Alexander, Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Ray Conniff, Jerry Fielding and Shorty Rogers, and also with performers Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
3 Gozzo was highly acclaimed as a lead trumpeter and was much in demand as a studio musician; he also took part in sessions with Les Brown (1949), Jerry Gray (1949-53), Ray Antony (1951-8), Billy May (1951-64). Played on most Henry Mancini soundtracks.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cleopatra 1963 musician: trumpet - uncredited
Bye Bye Birdie 1963 musician: trumpet - uncredited
Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley 1960 TV Special musician: trumpet - uncredited
Ben-Hur 1959 musician: trumpet - uncredited
Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes 1959 TV Special musician: trumpet - uncredited
Peter Gunn 1958-1959 TV Series musician - 38 episodes
The Frank Sinatra Show 1957-1958 TV Series musician - 6 episodes
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1956-1957 TV Series musician - 11 episodes
The Benny Goodman Story 1956 musician: trumpet - uncredited
The Glenn Miller Story 1954 musician: trumpet - uncredited
The Desert Rats 1953 musician: trumpet - uncredited
Call Me Madam 1953 musician: trumpet - uncredited
What Price Glory 1952 musician: trumpet - uncredited
Fixed Bayonets! 1951 musician: trumpet - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Look of Love 2013 writer: "Gopher Mambo"
Peter Gunn 1958-1959 TV Series music - 38 episodes
Touch of Evil 1958 performer: "Main Title Touch of Evil"

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