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Conte Candoli

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: July 12, 1927 | Died: December 14, 2001    

Conte Candoli

Conte Candoli had this incredible mop of white hair, a carefully managed harvest of silver that flashed like a battle pennant when he was up there in the back row of a big band. The back row is where the trumpet players sit. This is the bridge, this is mission control.

They called him Count, this strange Old World figure, and when Count was on duty, his bandmates could be sure those crucial brass passages would bark right out and make the whole band speak.

This was true even though Candoli didn't play lead trumpet, but covered the second or third parts in the ensemble harmony.

Count's place on the haphazard battlefield of modern jazz rested on his prowess as a trumpet soloist, a narrow specialty in which he was an all time top gun. Even Freddie Hubbard and Nat Adderley feared him. His reputation can be attested to by anyone who has heard Candoli in person with Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band, the Frankie Capp-Nat Pierce Juggernaut, Supersax or the Thursday Night Band, the small group he led weekly at the old Donte's in North Hollywood....
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  • Conversations - The Complete Quintet Recordings

    CGD East West
    2009
  • Jazz Structures

    Lonehill Jazz
    2005
  • Live at Birdland Neuberg


    2002
  • Candoli Live at Birdland Neuburg


    2002
  • Live At The Royal Palms Inn

    CGD East West
    1994
  • Double Or Nothin'

    CGD East West
    1992
  • Sweet Simon

    CGD East West
    1991
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Jazz Structures by Rico Cleffi

Live at Birdland Neuberg by Jack Bowers

Candoli Live at Birdland Neuburg by C. Michael Bailey

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