Conte Candoli – The Remasters (2021)

Conte Candoli - The Remasters (2021)
Artist: Conte Candoli
Album: The Remasters
Label: Millennium Digital Remaster
Year Of Release: 2021
Quality: FLAC (tracks)

01. Jazz City Blues (Remastered 2015)
02. Bye Bye Blues (Remastered)
03. My Old Flame (Remastered 2015)
04. Blues After Dark (Remastered)
05. I’m Getting Sentimental over You (Remastered 2015)
06. Stablemates (Remastered)
07. Four (Remastered 2015)
08. Cheremoya (Remastered 2016)
09. Groovin’ Higher (Remastered 2015)
10. Lover, Come Back to Me (Remastered 2016)
11. Fine & Dandy (Remastered 2018)
12. Little David (Remastered 2019)
13. I Can’t Get Started With You (Remastered 2018)
14. Macedonia (Remastered 2019)
15. They Can’t Take That Away From Me (Remastered 2018)
16. Countin’ The Blues (Remastered 2019)
17. Everything Happens To Me (Remastered 2018)
18. Mambo Diane (Remastered 2019)
19. I’ll Remember April (Remastered 2018)
20. Muggin’ The Minor (Remastered 2019)
21. Something For Liza (Remastered 2019)
22. Mambo Blues (Remastered 2019)
23. Flamingo (Remastered 2019)
24. No Moon At All (Remastered 2019)
25. Diane (Remastered 2019)


Best-known as the trumpet section leader in Doc Severinsen’s Tonight Show Band, Conte Candoli was a fine all-around jazz stylist most at home in the worlds of bop and West Coast cool jazz. Younger by four years than his similarly accomplished trumpet-playing brother Pete, Conte was born Secondo Candoli in Mishawaka, IN, on July 12, 1927. He first patterned himself after players like Harry James, Roy Eldridge, and Dizzy Gillespie, later discovering Miles Davis and Clifford Brown. His first job came at age 16, when brother Pete recommended him for a summer gig with Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd; after graduating high school, he joined full-time. He went on to play with several other bands, including Stan Kenton, whom he left in 1954 to form his own band. After leading some recording dates, he soon found a more comfortable existence, moving to Los Angeles and taking session jobs in between gigs with Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars. After about four years, he left in 1960 to work with drummer Shelly Manne, while he and Pete both enjoyed top-dog status in the L.A. session community. In 1968, Candoli took a part-time gig with the Tonight Show Band and joined permanently in 1972, when the show officially moved to Burbank. During the ’70s, he was also a member of Supersax, among other L.A. all-star outfits, and also continued his periodic collaborations with his brother. Candoli retired from the Tonight Show along with Johnny Carson in 1992, and continued to play until a battle with cancer slowed his activities. Candoli died in a convalescent home on December 14, 2001. ~ Steve Huey

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