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  • Kevin McGovern
    Kevin McGovern
    The beautiful though unnamed woman in white is the famous second wife of Louie Bellson, the accomplished M.I.T.-trained engineer & physicist Francine Wright. Bellson had a discerning eye for beauty and talent. The narrator’s voice is familiar, though I couldn’t place a name to it, so had to peek: CBS’s Ed Bradley.

    The beautiful though unnamed woman in white is the famous second wife of Louie Bellson, the accomplished M.I.T.-trained engineer & physicist Francine Wright. Bellson had a discerning eye for beauty and talent.

    The narrator’s voice is familiar, though I couldn’t place a name to it, so had to peek: CBS’s Ed Bradley.

  • toni
    toni gran canaria,España
    maravilloso reportaje de Hudson música la señora Bellson,Pearl maravillosa y muy bella....todos los grandes músicos de esta música clásica del siglo XX,el jazz, un saludo a usted y que la paz de Dios este con ustedes.....siempre míster Bellson forever¡¡¡¡ un abrazo.

    maravilloso reportaje de Hudson música la señora Bellson,Pearl maravillosa y muy bella....todos los grandes músicos de esta música clásica del siglo XX,el jazz, un saludo a usted y que la paz de Dios este con ustedes.....siempre míster Bellson forever¡¡¡¡
    un abrazo.

  • Ellen
    Ellen San Jose ca
    Enjoyable video. I don’t know the name of the narrator but the I identified woman in bridal dress is his wife, Mrs. B. Best wishes Ellen

    Enjoyable video. I don’t know the name of the narrator but the I identified woman in bridal dress is his wife, Mrs. B.
    Best wishes
    Ellen

  • Tony Traina
    Tony Traina NYC
    As we all know Louie was a fantastic human being, a great person and a wonderful educator of music and it is because of him that I have learned to play in my own style on the drums. His drum clinics and performances we're always a learning experience because he always made time to speak to everyone about the education of drums and music. Although I was inspired to play the drums by Gene and Buddy, but Louie was the one I actually learned from. Thank you so much for keeping Louie's music alive. GOD Bless you always Mrs B. stay well & healthy during this horrible time of the Coronavirus pandemic..

    As we all know Louie was a fantastic human being, a great person and a wonderful educator of music and it is because of him that I have learned to play in my own style on the drums. His drum clinics and performances we're always a learning experience because he always made time to speak to everyone about the education of drums and music. Although I was inspired to play the drums by Gene and Buddy, but Louie was the one I actually learned from. Thank you so much for keeping Louie's music alive. GOD Bless you always Mrs B. stay well & healthy during this horrible time of the Coronavirus pandemic..

  • Derek Dreizen
    Derek Dreizen Glendale CA
    I spent a lot of time with him. Always a joy & a thrill to be around, whether hearing him at a club, seeing him at one of his many Dick Grove clinics, or just talking with him at the Shop, which I did often in the old days when they were across from the Union. I remember the first time I met him. It was there, when Bob & Chuck ran the Shop. And he was always so insightful. Such a high standard he set. When I asked the legendary Butch Miles, who taught in the Texas State Jazz Studies program, how good a reader he was, he replied, "I'm no Louie Bellson but I read fairly well." The word "fairly" may have been modest on Butch's part, but that gives you an idea of Louie's reputation as one of the most exceptionally musically-literate prodigies in music history. And I sure miss his thoroughly ingratiating personality! BTW, great wedding picture, Francine! Great memories, huh? Incidentally, I was at the LA service for Louie & had a chance to say hi to you. Hope your Memorial Day is good.

    I spent a lot of time with him. Always a joy & a thrill to be around, whether hearing him at a club, seeing him at one of his many Dick Grove clinics, or just talking with him at the Shop, which I did often in the old days when they were across from the Union. I remember the first time I met him. It was there, when Bob & Chuck ran the Shop. And he was always so insightful. Such a high standard he set. When I asked the legendary Butch Miles, who taught in the Texas State Jazz Studies program, how good a reader he was, he replied, "I'm no Louie Bellson but I read fairly well." The word "fairly" may have been modest on Butch's part, but that gives you an idea of Louie's reputation as one of the most exceptionally musically-literate prodigies in music history. And I sure miss his thoroughly ingratiating personality! BTW, great wedding picture, Francine! Great memories, huh? Incidentally, I was at the LA service for Louie & had a chance to say hi to you. Hope your Memorial Day is good.

  • Peter
    Peter Ottawa Canada
    just reading about the Duke and Louis connection, come to find out that Duke and I share a birth date and Louis first joined the band in my birth year.Great men and great music, will listen and toast with a wee drop of malt, cheers

    just reading about the Duke and Louis connection, come to find out that Duke and I share a birth date and Louis first joined the band in my birth year.Great men and great music, will listen and toast with a wee drop of malt, cheers

  • Albert Alva
    Albert Alva San Bernardino, CA
    In these challenging times, it was nice to take a little break to remember and enjoy the Ellington/Bellson connection! It will always be a cherished memory to have been a part of Louie's Sacred Music recording. I did a little arranging, playing, music copying, along with my usual librarian duties. I like to think that it was a labor of love for all who were in involved. Mrs B, congratulations on your excellent music history lesson!

    In these challenging times, it was nice to take a little break to remember and enjoy the Ellington/Bellson connection! It will always be a cherished memory to have been a part of Louie's Sacred Music recording. I did a little arranging, playing, music copying, along with my usual librarian duties. I like to think that it was a labor of love for all who were in involved. Mrs B, congratulations on your excellent music history lesson!

  • Leon Gaer
    Leon Gaer
    I purchased 3 copies of "The Poetic Thoughts and Verses of Louie Bellson" (one for myself and two for gifts). WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BOOK and IMPORTANT CHIP OF HISTORY to enjoy.

    I purchased 3 copies of "The Poetic Thoughts and Verses of Louie Bellson" (one for myself and two for gifts). WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BOOK and IMPORTANT CHIP OF HISTORY to enjoy.

  • Jay and Christopher Popa
    Jay and Christopher Popa bigbandalliance.com
    Thank you for keeping Louie Bellson's legacy going!

    Thank you for keeping Louie Bellson's legacy going!

  • joy
    joy sugar land tx
    (Re: meeting the Bellsons on a cruise where he performed) He was just the best. So glad I got to talk to him , and you too, of course Will never forget that cruise and the water color classes. Happy Valentine's Day. (Sorry the Valentine meme wouldn't copy! )

    (Re: meeting the Bellsons on a cruise where he performed)
    He was just the best. So glad I got to talk to him , and you too, of course Will never forget that cruise and the water color classes. Happy Valentine's Day. (Sorry the Valentine meme wouldn't copy! )

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