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Buonconsiglio, Peter

Violinist who recorded Alfie with Carmen McRae in 1964, the same year he appeared on her Second to None album. Wes Montgomery recruited him for A Day in the Life, recorded and released in 1967. (The two of them also collaborated on Wes’s album, Down Here on the Ground.)

At the turn of the decade, Peter found himself in the studio with Tony Bennett, laying down tracks that would eventually appear on Something. (He can also be found on just about any of Tony’s greatest-hits packages.) Around the same time, he was also working with Roberta Flack on Chapter Two, which was unveiled in 1970. A couple of years later, he teamed up with Stories on their self-titled debut, and then appeared on their 1973 follow-up, About Us. He ended the decade with a slue of other session musicians on Frank Sinatra’s 1979 boxed set, Trilogy.

Other albums that boast Peter’s name in the string section include A Perry Como Christmas, Masters of Jazz, Vol. 7: Jazz Hit Singles, and The Complete Jerome Kern Songbooks.

Frank Sinatra recordings
That’s What God Looks Like To Me (Stan Irvin/Lan O’Kun)
Reprise RPS 49233 (XNY2101S) (US 45)

Theme from “New York, New York” (Fred Ebb/John Kander)
Reprise RPS49233 (XNY 2103 S) (US 45)

Here’s Wes Montgomery’s “A Day in the Life” from his album of the same name….

Sources:

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