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Pete Jolly

Pete Jolly
Born: Jun 5, 1932 in New Haven, CT
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Died: Nov 6, 2004 in Pasadena, CA
Genre: Jazz
Biography: A powerful pianist who came to fame on the West Coast in the 1950s, Pete Jolly has been a fixture in Los Angeles for over 40 years. He started on accordion when he was three and began piano when he was eight. He played his first job when he was 12. In 1946, his family moved to Phoenix and the following ...Read full biography
Yours Truly
Released: 1993
Label: Bainbridge
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Pete Jolly and his longtime sidemen (Chuck Berghofer has been his regular bassist since the late '50s while drummer Nick Martinis joined up in 1964) perform 11 standards plus his old hit "Little Bird" ...Read full review
Timeless
Released: 1990
Label: IODA
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This CD differs from the previous four Studio West releases in that the music was new at the time rather than being drawn from 1962 radio transcriptions. Of the seven musicians on the date, only pianist ...Read full review