Charlie Ventura

Born 2 December 1916. Died 17 January 1992
Charlie Ventura
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1916-12-02
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Charlie Ventura

Charlie Ventura Biography (Wikipedia)

Charlie Ventura (born Charles Venturo; December 2, 1916 – January 17, 1992) was a tenor saxophonist and bandleader from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ventura had his first taste of success working with Gene Krupa. In 1945 he won the Down Beat readers' poll in the tenor saxophone category. In the late 1940s he led several popular groups and went on to become known for his "bop for the people," with vocalists Jackie Cain and Roy Kral.

After the early 1950s he made only a few recordings. His first was the debut album for Gene Norman's GNP Crescendo label (GNPD No. 1) recorded live in Los Angeles. In Las Vegas, he worked with Jackie Gleason and was the featured soloist on four albums Gleason produced : Riff Jazz (1958), on which he played alto, tenor, and bass saxophones; Silk and Brass (1965); A Taste of Brass for Lovers Only (1967); and Doublin' in Brass (1968)

Ventura died of lung cancer in Pleasantville, New Jersey at the age of 75.

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East Of Suez
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Euphoria
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Euphoria
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Tea For Two
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Tea For Two
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Synthesis
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Synthesis
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CV Jump
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CV Jump
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Lullaby In Rhythm
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Lullaby In Rhythm
Dizzy Gillespie
Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
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Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
Gene Krupa Jazz Trio, Charlie Ventura & Teddy Napoleon
Dark Eyes
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Dark Eyes

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Gene Krupa Jazz Trio, Charlie Ventura & Teddy Napoleon
Gene Krupa and the Band That Swings With Strings
Leave Us Leap (feat. Don Fagerquist & Charlie Ventura)
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Leave Us Leap (feat. Don Fagerquist & Charlie Ventura)
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Oh, Lady Be Good
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Oh, Lady Be Good
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How High the Moon
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How High the Moon
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Big Deal
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Big Deal
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