Frank Collett

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Frank Collett (actually Frank Taglieri , * 1941 or 1942 in Brooklyn ; † January 25, 2016 ) was an American jazz pianist and keyboardist .

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Collett's talent as a child prodigy led to a scholarship at the New York Juilliard School of Music at the age of six , where he had lessons with Paul Gallico , David LeVita and Herbert Stessin . At the end of the 1950s he turned to jazz and from then on appeared under the surname Collett . after completing his military service at the military academy in West Point , where he played in a band, he worked as an accompanist for Sarah Vaughan and moved to the western United States. He worked successfully in Las Vegas and Los Angeles; in the following years, Collett had a trio that included bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Donald Bailey . In Los Angeles he was a busy studio musician and worked a. a. with Elvis Presley , Perry Como , Keely Smith , Glen Campbell and Bette Midler . He also played with jazz musicians Louis Armstrong , Zoot Sims , Shelly Manne , Dizzy Gillespie , Benny Carter , Freddie Hubbard ; He also accompanied the vocalists Carmen McRae , Sarah Vaughan, Ernestine Anderson , Helen Merrill , Jon Hendricks , Dianne Reeves and Barbra Streisand . In the field of jazz he was involved in 37 recording sessions between 1975 and 2005, besides the aforementioned with Sam Most , Hal Gordon , Louie Bellson , Buddy DeFranco , Zoot Sims, Guido Basso , Andy Simpkins , Herb Jeffries . Collett also presented several albums under his own name, most recently two albums with songs from films on Fresh Sound Records .

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  1. a b Doug Ramsey : Obituary in Rifftides
  2. Tom Lord The Jazz Discography (online, accessed January 29, 2016)