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Born: April 1, 1909 | Died: February 9, 1951    

Eddy Duchin - pianist, bandleader (1910 - 1951)

The most famous of the piano showman, Eddy Duchin (his first name sometimes spelled ''Eddie'') began his career in 1928 with Leo Reisman's orchestra at New York's Central Park Casino, the most elegant society nightspot in the city. Though part of a team with fellow pianist Nat Brandywynne, Duchin's flashy style and suave demeanor quickly made him the most popular member of the group, and in 1931 he took over Reisman's place as leader at the Casino. His ten-piece orchestra played seven nights a week to a packed house.

Duchin's trademark was crossing his hands and playing the lower register with only one finger. He was not well trained musically, a fact that often frustrated his musicians. His stage personality, though, more than made up for his lack of artistic discipline. He mesmerized his audience. One of his sideman commented, ''He was the only musician I've ever known who could play a thirty-two bar solo with thirty-two mistakes and get an ovation for it afterwards.'' (Incidentally, the relief band at the casino featured future piano star Carmen Cavallaro.)...
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    The Great Eddy Duchin

    Nocturne
    1959
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    Dance Parade

    Nocturne
    1950
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    Eddy Duchin Reminisces

    Nocturne
    1948
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    Duchin Reminisces

    Nocturne
    1948
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    Eddy Duchin Plays The Music Of George Gershwin

    Nocturne
    1941
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    Eddy Duchin

    Nocturne
    1940
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    Duchin Plays Cole Porter

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