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Tunes that'll knock your socks off!

In His Own Words

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(1974)
Watch Louie Bellson discuss his beloved mentor, Duke Ellington in “Reminiscing In Tempo.”



(1999)
While giving a clinic at the Hollywood Vintage Drum Show, Bellson is pleased to be reunited with his Billy Gladstone Custom Snare Drum.



(2003)
Watch Louie Bellson in this lively interview by NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants -- Oral History Program.


(2005)
Hear Bellson’s 8 extensive interviews as conducted by the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program, a part of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Click logo & page down to Bellson (7th artist down).

. . . . Drummer . . . . Bandleader . . . . Composer . . . . Arranger . . . . Clinician . . . . Inventor . . . . Author . . . . Recording Artist . . . . Grammy Nominee . . . . NEA Jazz Master . . . . An American Legend . . . .

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History Lessons

New Bellson-related media
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THE SAVOY KING - Chick Webb
and the Music that Changed America.
By Jeff Kaufman (Film)


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THE CENTURY PROJECT - 100 Years of American Music
from behind the drums. By Daniel Glass (2DVD set)



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The Drummers of the Expedition

Drummers on the CD: "Louie & Clark Expedition 2"

 

(Louie Bellson, Kenny Washington, Sylvia Cuenca)
Share playing the CD. All 3 play together on track 6       "Two Guys and a Gal."

 

 

 

 

 

Sylvia Cuenca

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Played on tracks: 4, 6, 9, 10, 13.

 



 

 

 

 

 

Kenny Washington

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Played on tracks: 1, 5, 6.

 

 

 

 


 

 Louie Bellson

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Played on tracks: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12.



 

 

 

 

Jazz Note:  Kenny Washington is also a renowned jazz historian!

   

Washington and Bellson review historical albums in 2003.