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Eddie Safranski


Eddie Safranski was most widely known for his gig because the bass anchor of the very most popular of Stan Kenton’s big rings (1945-1948). Who owns a solid, very clear, precisely articulated shade along with a sure order of the golf swing and bop idioms, Safranski was also fortunate to have already been the beneficiary of excellent documenting quality from Kenton’s technical engineers at Capitol Information; his bass signed up a lot more cleanly and powerfully than a lot of those who documented for rival businesses. Having researched violin as a kid, Safranski used the dual bass in senior high school, using Hal McIntyre from 1941 to 1945, and Miff Mole in 1945, before signing up for Kenton. His achievement with Stan Kenton allowed him to create some records being a head for Savoy and Atlantic; after departing Kenton, he caused Charlie Barnet’s bop big music group in 1948-1949, and shifted to NY to seek function in radio and tv studios. While there, he also used Benny Goodman in 1951-1952, and captured on as an employee musician with NBC. Through the past due ’60s until his loss of life, he ran workshops and get better at classes to get a double bass producer, and played golf swing and bop with different combos within the Los Angeles region. Among his many Kenton information, among the better types of Safranski could be savored on “Artistry in Bolero,” “Painted Tempo,” “Concerto to get rid of All Concertos,” along with a showcase created for him by Pete Rugolo, “Safranski (Artistry in Bass).”

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Died January 10, 1974, Los Angeles, California, United States
Music Groups Metronome All-Stars
Music Songs Nat Meets June, Primary Hard Disk Failure, Leap Here, Double Date, Look Out, Bugle Call Rag, Royal Flush, Local 802 Blues, No Figs, Overtime, Pt. 2, Blue Lou, Domaredansen, All Star Strut, Victory Ball, Early Spring, The Blues, Metronome Riff, How High the Moon, Part 1:, Sweet Lorraine, Pt. 1, One O'Clock Jump, Metronome All Out, Victory Ball, Pt. 2, Dear Old Southland, Honeysuckle Rose, King Porter Stomp, Buggle Call Rag, How High The Moon Part 1 & 2, I Got Rhythm, How High the Moon, Parts 1 & 2, How High the Moon, Victory Ball, Pt. 1, Blues Lou
Albums Rhythm And Romance

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1 Powerful double bass player, first with Hal McIntyre (1941-1945) ,then with the Stan Kenton Orchestra (1945-1948). Notably featured on the Kenton tracks Artistry in Bolero and Painted Rhythm. In the 1950s, worked with Benny Goodman and did studio work on the east coast.

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The Jonathan Winters Show 1957 TV Series musical director - 2 episodes



Let's Make Rhythm 1947 Short Bass Player



The Subject Is Jazz 1958 TV Series Himself
Timex All-Star Jazz Show 1957 TV Series Himself
The Jonathan Winters Show 1957 TV Series Himself

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