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Ralph Burns

Ralph Burns
Born: Jun 29, 1922 in Newton, MA
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Died: Nov 21, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock
Biography: Ralph Burns studied at the New England Conservatory of Music and, by his own admission, learned the art of jazz arranging through transcribing from records. At first Burns joined the Charlie Barnet organization, but by 1944 he was working with Woody Herman "second herd" as the band's pianist and chief ...Read full biography
Spring Sequence
Released: 1955
Label: Period
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Although a skilled enough pianist to play with the big bands of Charlie Barnet, Red Norvo and Woody Herman, Ralph Burns' arranging talents led to him eventually discarding the piano. Burns led seven jazz ...Read full review
Porgy and Bess
Released: 1959
Label: Decca
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More Ralph Burns albums: Main Albums (16), Compilations (2)
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