New Orleans, Louisiana, who started out in a youth
band that performed on The Colgate Comedy Hour. In time, he became one of Tony Almerico’s All-Stars, who were the house band at
the Parisian Room. From 1958 to
1960, he was a member of the Lawrence Welk
Orchestra. He joined the Ronnie
Dupont Quartet in the 1960s and they were a fixture
at the Bistro Nightclub.
In 1977, he
appeared with Burt Bacharach and the MGM Grand Hotel Orchestra in a show
that included “Alfie”, “Monterey Peninsula”, “Summer of ‘77”
and “What the World Needs Now”.
He was the
token trumpeter at “Supersax” in Redondo Beach, California,
on 26th May 2001. In
2010, he participated in the Jazz Fest.
really left his mark in the recording, movie and television studios.
His discography is too
extensive to list in its entirety, and here are but a few highlights: Amore
Infinito by Placido
Domingo; At This Time by Burt
Bacharach; his own Boys Meets Horn;
The Christmas Album by David
Foster; The Christmas Album by The
Manhattan Transfer; Come by Me by
Harry Connick, Jr.; Duets by Frank Sinatra; First
Time Out by Gene Cipriano; For Sentimental Reasons by Linda
Ronstadt; Magic Voices by The
Singers Unlimited; The Movie
Album: As Time Goes By by Neil Diamond; Reflections
on Rosemary by Debby Boone; Rock Requiem by Lalo
Schifrin; Rock Swings by Paul Anka; Sometime
Late at Night by Carole Bayer Sager; Swing Club by Ray Anthony; Tango
Palace by Dr. John; That’s
What Friends Are For by Johnny Mathis & Deniece
Williams; and, Tricky Lix by Jim Self.
Soundtracks on which
he can be heard include Along Came a
Spider, Bruce Almighty, Caddyshack, The Cincinnati Kid, Dark Water, Dreamcatcher, Elf, Forget Paris, The Glass
House, The Hard Way, In the Mood, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, King Kong, Love at First
Bite, Man on the Moon, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,
National Treasure, Peter Pan, The River, Sin City, Spider-Man 2, Star Trek: Nemesis,
Superman, Taxi Driver, That Thing
You Do!, Throw Momma from the
Train, The Village, War of the Worlds, and X2:
On the small screen,
he contributed his talents to Dancing
with the Stars, the Emmy Awards, Family
Guy, The Lawrence Welk Show, and Matlock.
He died of
complications from cancer on 18th March 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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