life and work
Conte Candoli was the younger brother of Pete Candoli and learned the trumpet from him. He played with Sonny Dunham (1940), Will Bradley (1941), Benny Goodman and Ray McKinley (1942), with Tommy Dorsey (1943-1944). Between 1944 and 1946 he worked in Woody Herman's band , during which time he graduated from high school. From 1947 to 1948 he played for Tex Beneke . This was followed by engagements with Stan Kenton (1948), Charlie Ventura (1949) and Woody Herman (1950). He then worked "freelance" in California , was again active with Stan Kenton (1952 to 1954) and played on his album New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm . Candoli had his own orchestra from 1954-55 and played with Les Brown , Bill Holman and Terry Gibbs . In the early 1960s he was a member of the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band for a short time and went on a European tour with them.
He was part of the West Coast Jazz environment around Richie Kamuca , Rolf Ericson , Bud Shank , Bob Cooper , Shorty Rogers , Jimmy Giuffre , Hampton Hawes , Shelly Manne , Herb Geller , Stan Levey , Chet Baker , Russ Freeman , Art Pepper , Barney Kessel and Frank Rosolino .
- The Five ( RCA , 1955) with Bill Perkins, Pete Jolly, Buddy Clark, Mel Lewis
- Coast to Coast ( Fresh Sound , 1954–56) with Ira Sullivan , Bill Holman , Claude Williamson , Hank Jones , Milt Hinton , Osie Johnson
- Shelly Manne & His Men Live At The Manne Hole ( OJC , 1961)
- Fascinating Rhythm (Fresh Sound Records, 1978) with Pete Candoli , Lou Levy , Joe Diorio
- Sweet Simon (Best Records, 1992) with Frank Strazzeri , Monty Budwig
- Conte Candoli Meets Joe Haider Trio (JHM, 1994)
- Portrait Of A Count (Fresh Sound, 1996), with Joe LaBarbera , Jan Lundgren , Chuck Berghofer
- Conte-nuity (Fresh Sound, 1999)
- Martin Kunzler : Jazz-Lexikon , Reinbek, Rowohlt, 1988.
- Richard Cook , Brian Morton : The Penguin Guide of Jazz on CD . 6th edition. Penguin, London 2002, ISBN 0-14-051521-6 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Candoli, secondo|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American jazz trumpeter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 12, 1927|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Mishawaka , Indiana|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 14, 2001|
|Place of death||Mishawaka , Indiana|