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     Billy May

Real name: William E. May
Born: Nov 10, 1916 in Pittsburgh, PA
Died: Jan 22, 2004 in San Juan Capistrano, CA
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Traditional Pop, Swing, Instrumental Pop, Orchestral Pop
Instruments: Composer, Arranger, Trumpet

The last survivor of the club of great arrangers who wrote regularly for Frank Sinatra, Billy May has had several varied careers in and out of jazz. His first notable gig was as an arranger/trumpeter with Charlie Barnet (1938-1940), for whom he wrote the wah-wah-ing hit arrangement of Ray Noble's "Cherokee." Later, he worked in the same capacities for Glenn Miller (1940-1942) and Les Brown (1942) before settling into staff jobs, first at NBC studios, then at Capitol Records, where he led his own studio big band from 1951 to 1954. His arrangements for Sinatra, beginning with Come Fly With Me (1957) and ending with Trilogy (1979), are often in a walloping, brassy, even taunting swing mode, generating some of the singer's most swaggering vocals. May has also done extensive scoring for television, film, and commercials. Although May has been reticent in recent years, he unexpectedly surfaced in 1996 with some typically bright big band charts for comic Stan Freberg's The United States of America, Vol. 2 (Rhino), 25 years after his contributions to Vol. 1.

- Richard S. Ginell (All Music Guide)


Мэй Билли (р. 10 ноября 1916, Питсбург, Пенсильвания) - американский джазовый музыкант (труба), бэндлидер, композитор, аранжировщик. Представитель стиля свинг.


Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=9181 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_May About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_May About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong - 'Bing & Louis' - Dora
 Anita O'Day - 'Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May' - 1959, Verve
 Frank Sinatra - 'Come Dance With Me !' - 1958, Capitol
  как соисполнитель ...
 Matt Monro - 'These Years. The Late Late Show' - 2001, EMI
 Jimmie Noone - 'Chicago Rhythm - Apex Blues: The Recordings Of Jimmie Noone 1923-1943' - 2006, JSP
 Anita O'Day - 'Anita O'Day: Diva Series' - 2003, Verve
 Jack Teagarden - 'Makin' Friends' - The Cradle Of Jazz, History
 Mel Torme - 'Mel Torme Goes South Of The Border With Billy May' - 2002, Verve

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