Bernie Glow

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Bernie Glow (born February 6, 1926 in New York ; † May 8, 1982 ibid) was an American jazz trumpeter of swing and modern jazz .

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Glow began playing the trumpet at the age of nine, studying with Max Schlossberg , who played with the New York Philharmonic . Under the influence of Glow's Russian grandfather Sam Finkel, Glow soon became one of the first trumpet players in a regular orchestra. During his high school years, Bernie Glow played with future jazz greats like Stan Getz , Shorty Rogers and George Wallington . Glow was influenced by the recordings of Snooky Young with the Jimmy Lunceford Band and Billy Butterfield in Benny Goodman's band.

After finishing high school, sixteen-year-old Glow toured with the Richard Himber Orchestra for a year . He then worked for Xavier Cugat and then with Raymond Scott at the CBS radio station. In 1945/46 he played the lead trumpet in Artie Shaw's band, then with Boyd Raeburn . In 1949 he was on tour with Woody Hermans Second Herd .

In the early 1950s Glow played in big bands , Latin bands and dance orchestras, and appeared in Manhattan theaters, dance halls , nightclubs and on the radio. Since 1953, Glow has been a sought-after trumpeter for countless commercial and jazz recording sessions. He served a wide musical spectrum; one day he was playing for a Pepsi radio commercial , the next he was recording an album with Frank Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald . Many of these studio big band sessions were led by composers or arrangers such as Nelson Riddle , Quincy Jones or Oliver Nelson . Miles Davis and Gil Evans took part in the recordings of Miles Ahead (1957), Porgy and Bess (1958), Sketches of Spain (1959) and Quiet Nights (1962). Glow was also a member of the NBC and CBS orchestras.

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