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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
Folk Songs For Far...
Reboot Stereophonic
2007
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Folk Songs for Far Out Folks
Folk Songs for Far...
Reboot Stereophonic
2007
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The Little Shop Of...

1984
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Folk Songs For Far...

1959
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Zen: The Music Of...

1957
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