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    Kast, George

    Concertmaster and violinist who was instrumental in the amalgamation of black and white musicians unions in the early 1950s.  As a musician, his accomplishments are legion.  He played violin at the premiere of Charles Ives' "Aeschylus and Sophocles" at Wilshire Ebell Chamber Music Hall in Los Angeles, on 2nd April 1951.  He has appeared on over eighty albums and has worked with a list of artists that looks like a clearinghouse at a mega-music blow-out sale, including The Andrews Sisters, Tony Bennett, The Carpenters, Benny Carter, Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Earth, Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Eartha Kitt, Frankie Laine, Dean Martin, Sergio Mendes, The Monkees, Ray Parker, Jr., Minnie Riperton, Artie Shaw, Simon & Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Mel Torme, Tom Waits, and Mason Williams.  His film and television credits include Dirty Harry, Enter the Dragon, Mission: Impossible, and Rocky.  A Memorial Scholarship For Violin bears his name.

     

    Lalo Schifrin recordings

    Love Rhapsody from "The Concorde - Airport '79" (Lalo Schifrin)

    Theme from "The Concorde - Airport '79" (Lalo Schifrin)

     

    Sources:

    1.      http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:George%20Kast:1927074688:page=discography:b=21?sort=date

    2.      http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:George%20Kast:1927074688?sort=za

    3.      http://www.answers.com/topic/1946-1950-2004-album-by-artie-shaw?cat=entertainment

    4.      http://www.swingmusic.net/Big_Band_And_Mainstream_Jazz_Forum/viewtopic.php?t=154

    5.      http://www.promusic47.org/amalgamation.htm

    6.      http://www.bjbear71.com/Mendes/SM-LPRYG.html

    7.      http://www.dougpayne.com/lsd66_75.htm

    8.      http://webtext.library.yale.edu/xml2html/music/ci-s8a.htm

    9.      http://www.jazzdisco.org/verve/1954-dis/c/

    10.  http://www.softshoe-slim.com/lists/e/ewf.html

    11.  http://api.shopping.yahoo.com/p:George%20Kast:1927074688:page=discography:b=51

    12.  http://www.raroyalties.org/japanese/albumtitles1997.html?partic=225

    13.  http://www.oldies1043.com/iplaylist/album/245920/Sandy's+Tune.html

    14.  http://www.instromania.net/ART/ART_W/WILLIAMS%20Mason.php

    15.  http://www.myralin.com/Resume.html

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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