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    Koblentz, Arnold

    Multi-reed musician who practically made a living performing on Ella Fitzgerald’s Verve recordings:  He appears on The Best of the Songbooks:  The Ballads, Best of the Verve Songbooks:  Love Songs, The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books, Dearly Beloved, Ella Fitgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Song Book (Vols. 1 & 2), First Lady of Spring, Get Happy!, Hello Love, Jukebox Ella:  The Complete Verve Singles, Vol. 1, Like Someone in Love, and Verve’s Choice:  The Best of Ella Fitzgerald. 

     

    He is usually credited with playing oboe, although he sometimes does double duty on English horn, and switched to clarinet on Elmer Bernstein’s soundtrack to The Man with the Golden Arm.  It was not the last time they would collaborate:  He also appears on the soundtracks of Hawaii and Stripes.  Other soundtracks he has performed on include Ben-Hur, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charly, The Color Purple, and 1982 re-working of Fantasia. 

     

    Arnold celebrated Christmas in 1959 with Dean Martin on A Winter Romance.  Four years later, he toasted the Big Apple with Mel Torme on Songs of New York.  In 1979, he flexed his versatility on Walter Murphy’s Discosymphony and Frank Sinatra’s boxed set, Trilogy.  You can also hear him on Duane Eddy’s The RCA Years:  1962-1964, The Mel Torme Collection:  1944-1985, and Send in the Clowns:  The Very Best of Sarah Vaughan. 

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.answers.com/topic/breakfast-at-tiffany-s?cat=entertainment
    2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jukebox_Ella:_The_Complete_Verve_Singles,_Vol._1
    3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Winter_Romance
    4. http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/music/Dearly-Beloved-3-20-Ella-Fitzgerald/805520021166-item.html?pticket=4h1ewmz1uvbx45uabvka1orxKnFhb0JmDJNnKpFlZPcuprtVulk%3d
    5. http://www.progressiveworld.net/shankar.html
    6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazzrecordrequests/pip/5x0wk/
    7. http://music.barnesandnoble.com/The-Best-of-the-Songbooks-The-Ballads/Ella-Fitzgerald/e/731452186720
    8. http://ellafitzgerald.altervista.org/issues_04_b.htm
    9. http://product.half.ebay.com/The-Mel-Torme-Collection-1944-1985-Box_W0QQprZ3221271QQtgZinfo
    10. http://www.hmv.co.jp/product/detail/815286
    11. http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,67706,00.html
    12. http://ellafitzgerald.altervista.org/issues_03_c.htm
    13. http://music.barnesandnoble.com/Best-of-the-Verve-Songbooks-Love-Songs/Ella-Fitzgerald/e/731453176225
    14. http://www.idrs.org/Publications/DR/DR5.2/performances.html
    15. http://www.fye.com/Hello-Love-Front-Page_stcVVproductId2386521VVcatId455366VVviewprod.htm
    16. http://members.aol.com/musbuff/page65.htm
    17. http://www.samgoody.com/Send-in-the-Clowns--The-Very-Best-of-Sarah-Vaughan--Bop_stcVVproductId5310885VVcatId458916VVviewprod.htm
    18. http://www.suncoast.com/The-RCA-Years--1962-1964-Front-Page_stcVVproductId1051025VVcatId455365VVviewprod.htm
    19. http://www.seyhanmuzik.com
    20. http://www.hmv.co.jp/product/detail/85803
    21. http://www.suncoast.com/The-Complete-Ella-Fitzgerald-Song-Books-Jazz_stcVVproductId171327VVcatId458898VVviewprod.htm
    22. benwebster.dk/graphies/ben_webster_sessiongraphy.pdf
    23. http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/album/album.cgi?ALBUMID=454605
    24. http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,3329632,00.html
    25. http://www.discogs.com/release/476309

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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