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Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: June 29, 1922

Of the dozens of fine composers and arrangers to come out of New England, none was ever more accomplished or more prolific than Ralph Burns, who left indelible marks on music in America from coast to coast and not only in the jazz idiom.

While with Herman in the late 1940s, Burns was the anchor of a composing/arranging staff unsurpassed in big band history. Among his colleagues were Nat Pierce, Neal Hefti, Shorty Rogers, Red Norvo, Bill Harris, Terry Gibbs, Jimmy Giuffre and even Igor Stravinsky, who was inspired to compose “Ebony Concerto” for Herman after hearing some of the works Burns had done for the band. Burns was impressionable himself and often stayed up all night listening to records of Stravinsky, Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker....
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Music

Featured recording “No Strings”

No Strings

DRG Records
2002
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    Cabaret - Original Soundtrack Recording

    Savoy Jazz
    1997
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    Cabaret (Original Sound Track Recording)

    Savoy Jazz
    1984
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    Ralph Burns Conducts Ralph Burns - Free Forms & Winter Sequence 1951 -...

    Savoy Jazz
    1984
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    Banda Sonora Original Do Filme Cabaret

    Savoy Jazz
    1979
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    Cabaret / Original Sound Track Recording

    Savoy Jazz
    1977
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    Cabaret - Bande Originale Du Film

    Savoy Jazz
    1972
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    Very Warm For Jazz

    Savoy Jazz
    1958
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