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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 26, 2007.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006.
By United Press International

Bill Miller, Sinatra's pianist, dies at 91

MONTREAL, Ontario, July 15 (UPI) -- Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's longtime piano accompanist and closest musical adviser, has died at 91 in a Montreal hospital.

Big-band music arranger Billy May dies

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Billy May, best known for arranging Frank Sinatra's music, died Thursday of a heart attack at his home in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Voice of America reports. He was 87.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Thomas "Fats" Waller was born this day in 1904 in New York City. He came out of the stride style of piano playing to enrich the jazz repertoire with both speed and delicacy. And he had a way of making sparkling gems out of the silliest popular son
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer and pianist Hall Overton was born this day in 1920 in Bangor, Mich. He played with Stan Getz, Oscar Pettiford, Teddy Charles and Jimmy Rainey, and wrote arrangements for Thelonious Monk's historic orchestral concert at Town Hall in 1959.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Edward "Kid" Ory was born this date in 1886 in La Place, La. In 1919, in California, he recorded the first-ever titles by an all-black jazz band.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer, arranger and trumpeter Billy May was born this date in Pittsburgh in 1916. He is best known for his arrangements for the Charlie Barnet band. May's version of Ray Noble's "Cherokee" became a Swing Era standard. It also became Barnet's signature
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter and arranger Andy Gibson was born this day in 1913 in Zanesville, Ohio. He spent much of the 1930s playing in a succession of big bands before becoming a free-lance arranger for Count Basie, Charlie Barnet, Cab Calloway and Harry James.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Mahalia Jackson was born this day in New Orleans in 1911. This devoutly religious woman rose from cleaning lady and neighborhood church singer to the heights of artistic and financial success.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Henry "Kid" Rena was born this day in New Orleans in 1898. He played alongside a young Louis Armstrong in the Color Waifs' Home Brass Band.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader and pianist Raymond Scott was born this day in 1910 in New York. He was a pioneering leader of the CBS radio network staff orchestra in the 1930s and '40s, yet better known for writing and performing stylish novelty tunes.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Eddie Jefferson was born this day in 1918 in Pittsburgh. He was the pioneer of vocalese, the artful practice of creating lyrics to fit recorded instrumental solos on classic jazz tunes. Jefferson died in May 1979 after he was shot in front of a Det
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Charles Daly Barnet (October 26, 1913 – September 4, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader.

His major recordings were "Skyliner", "Cherokee", "The Wrong Idea", "Scotch and Soda", and "Southland Shuffle".

Charlie Barnet was born in New York City. His parents divorced when he was two, and he was raised by his mother and her grandparents. His grandfather was Charles Frederick Daly, a vice-president for the New York Central Railroad, banker, and businessman.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Charlie Barnet."
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