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Primary Instrument: Cello

Born: February 25, 1919    

Fred Katz

Fred Katz (born February 25, 1919) is an American composer, songwriter, conductor, cellist, and professor.

Katz was classically trained at the cello and piano and began his career in a number of classical and swing orchestras. In the early 1950s, Katz accompanied singers such as Lena Horne, Tony Bennett and Frankie Laine. From 1955 through 1958, he was a member of the Chico Hamilton Quintet. He also recorded several solo albums for Pacific Jazz, Warner Bros., and Decca Records. At Decca, he also served as A&R director.

In the late 1950s and 1960s, Katz scored a number of films for Roger Corman, including A Bucket of Blood and The Little Shop of Horrors...
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    Classical Katz


    2007
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    Folk Songs For Far Out Folk

    Reboot Stereophonic
    2007
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    Folk Songs for Far Out Folks

    Reboot Stereophonic
    2007
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    The Little Shop Of Horrors


    1984
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    Folk Songs For Far Out Folk


    1959
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    Zen: The Music Of Fred Katz


    1957

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