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Charlie Ventura

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: December 2, 1916 | Died: January 17, 1992    

Tenor man Charlie Ventura was was a prominent fixture on the jazz scene during his era. Born Charles Venturo he was one of thirteen children from a musical family who went on to become a jazz legend, and was named “Number One Tenor Saxophonist” by Down Beat Magazine in 1945.

In the summer of 1942, Charlie got a call at his day job at the Philadelphia Navy yard to join Gene Krupa's band. Unwilling to relinquish the security of a paycheck, he turned them down. Then came the second phone call and before long, Charlie was on the road with the band becoming a featured soloist, along with trumpet star, Roy Eldridge and singer Anita O'Day. Throughout the forties, fifties and sixties, Charlie Ventura and Gene Krupa made music history together as America's leading jazz greats....
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Source: Bruce Klauber

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    Bop For The People

    Magneoton
    1983
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    Euphoria

    Magneoton
    1980
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    East Of Suez

    Magneoton
    1958
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    Plays Hi-Fi Jazz

    Magneoton
    1957
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    Jumping With Ventura

    Magneoton
    1955
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    I Love You

    Magneoton
    1954
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    An Evening With Mary Ann McCall And Charlie Ventura

    Magneoton
    1954
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December 03, 2013

Charlie Ventura on Baritone

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Bop for the People

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