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Big Band Jazz Masters Of The '50s

Ralph Marterie

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Born: 24 December 1914 in Accerra, Italy

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s

One of the last big-band leaders to enjoy consistent commercial success, trumpeter Ralph Marterie had a number of hits for Mercury in the early and mid-'50s. While he could play swing when the occasion was suitable, Marterie was not, nor did he pretend to be, a jazzman. Artistic statements were not on the agenda — he played a wide variety of instrumental orchestral pop that mainstream listeners wanted to hear. Next to him, Glenn Miller sounded downright tough. To subsequent generations, that...
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Big Band Jazz Masters Of The '50s, Ralph Marterie
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  • 3,99 €
  • Genres: Big Band, Music, Jazz
  • Released: 01 June 2010

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