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    Luening, Warren (6 October 1941 – 18 March 2012)

    Trumpeter from 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.


    Live performances aside, Warren 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:  X-Men United.


    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.


    Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams recordings

    Emotion (Barry Gibb/Robin Gibb)

    S CBS 6164B (UK 45)



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