LOUIE BELLSON

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Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni, who performs as Louie Bellson, was an American jazz drummer. He is one of the few jazz drummers to be considered a worthy rival for Buddy Rich.

Regarded by Duke Ellington as "the world's greatest drummer", Bellson was a composer, arranger, bandleader and a tireless jazz educator who pioneered the use of two bass drums, and in terms of the speed of his hands and feet and the wonderful, percussive "ideas" he conveys on the drums, stands next to only Buddy Rich as the total technician.

Referred to by Leonard Feather as "one of the most phenomenal drummers in history," Louie Bellson has expressed himself on the drums since he was three years old. At 15, he pioneered the double-bass-drum set-up. His detailed sketch earned him an 'A' in his high school art class. At 17, he triumphed over 40,000 drummers to win the
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LOUIE BELLSON Discography

LOUIE BELLSON albums / top albums

LOUIE BELLSON The Exciting Mr. Bellson (And His Big Band) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Exciting Mr. Bellson (And His Big Band)
Big Band 1954
LOUIE BELLSON Louis Bellson Quintet (aka Concerto For Drums) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Bellson Quintet (aka Concerto For Drums)
Swing 1954
LOUIE BELLSON The Amazing Artistry Of Louis Bellson album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Amazing Artistry Of Louis Bellson
Swing 1954
LOUIE BELLSON Journey Into Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Journey Into Love
Swing 1954
LOUIE BELLSON The Driving album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Driving
Swing 1955
LOUIE BELLSON Skin Deep album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Skin Deep
Big Band 1955
LOUIE BELLSON The Hawk Talks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Hawk Talks
Swing 1956
LOUIE BELLSON Drumorama! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Drumorama!
Swing 1957
LOUIE BELLSON Let's Call It Swing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Let's Call It Swing
Swing 1958
LOUIE BELLSON The Brilliant Bellson Sound album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Brilliant Bellson Sound
Swing 1960
LOUIE BELLSON Louis Bellson Swings Jule Styne album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Bellson Swings Jule Styne
Big Band 1960
LOUIE BELLSON Around The World In Percussion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Around The World In Percussion
Big Band 1961
LOUIE BELLSON Louis Bellson & Gene Krupa ‎: The Mighty Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Bellson & Gene Krupa ‎: The Mighty Two
Bossa Nova 1963
LOUIE BELLSON Louis Bellson / Lalo Schifrin : Explorations album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Bellson / Lalo Schifrin : Explorations
Swing 1964
LOUIE BELLSON Thunderbird album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thunderbird
Bop 1966
LOUIE BELLSON Breakthrough! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Breakthrough!
Big Band 1968
LOUIE BELLSON The Dynamic Drums Of Louie Bellson album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Dynamic Drums Of Louie Bellson
Big Band 1968
LOUIE BELLSON Louie Rides Again! (aka 150 MPH) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louie Rides Again! (aka 150 MPH)
Big Band 1974
LOUIE BELLSON Explosion album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Explosion
Big Band 1975
LOUIE BELLSON The Drum Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Drum Session
Swing 1975
LOUIE BELLSON Louis Bellson And Explosion : Note Smoking album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Bellson And Explosion : Note Smoking
Big Band 1978
LOUIE BELLSON Louie Bellson & The 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louie Bellson & The "Explosion" Orchestra : Sunshine Rock
Big Band 1978
LOUIE BELLSON Louie Bellson  / Walfredo De Los Reyes : Ecué Ritmos Cubanos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louie Bellson / Walfredo De Los Reyes : Ecué Ritmos Cubanos
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1978
LOUIE BELLSON Prime Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prime Time
Hard Bop 1978
LOUIE BELLSON Raincheck album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Raincheck
Swing 1978
LOUIE BELLSON Louie Bellson , Ray Brown, Paul Smith : Intensive Care album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louie Bellson , Ray Brown, Paul Smith : Intensive Care
Hard Bop 1978
LOUIE BELLSON Louie Bellson Jam album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louie Bellson Jam
Swing 1979
LOUIE BELLSON Matterhorn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matterhorn
Swing 1979
LOUIE BELLSON Louie Bellson  / Jon Faddis / Milt Hinton / Hank Jones / Bob Malach / Bucky Pizzarelli ‎: Originals album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louie Bellson / Jon Faddis / Milt Hinton / Hank Jones / Bob Malach / Bucky Pizzarelli ‎: Originals
Swing 1980
LOUIE BELLSON London Scene album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
London Scene
Swing 1981
LOUIE BELLSON Side Track album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Side Track
Hard Bop 1981
LOUIE BELLSON Louie Bellson & His Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louie Bellson & His Orchestra
Big Band 1982
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"The London Gig"
Big Band 1983
LOUIE BELLSON Cool, Cool Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cool, Cool Blue
Swing 1983
LOUIE BELLSON Loose Walk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Loose Walk
Swing 1983
LOUIE BELLSON Don't Stop Now! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Don't Stop Now!
Big Band 1984
LOUIE BELLSON Louie Bellson And His Jazz Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louie Bellson And His Jazz Orchestra
Big Band 1987
LOUIE BELLSON Hot album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hot
Big Band 1988
LOUIE BELLSON East Side Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
East Side Suite
Big Band 1989
LOUIE BELLSON Airmail Special: A Salute to the Big Band Masters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Airmail Special: A Salute to the Big Band Masters
Big Band 1990
LOUIE BELLSON Peaceful Thunder album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peaceful Thunder
Swing 1993
LOUIE BELLSON Black, Brown & Beige album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black, Brown & Beige
Big Band 1994
LOUIE BELLSON Their Time Was The Greatest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Their Time Was The Greatest
Big Band 1996
LOUIE BELLSON Louie Bellson's Big Band Explosion : The Art Of The Chart album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louie Bellson's Big Band Explosion : The Art Of The Chart
Big Band 1998
LOUIE BELLSON Louie Bellson , Clark Terry : Louie & Clark Expedition 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louie Bellson , Clark Terry : Louie & Clark Expedition 2
Big Band 2008

LOUIE BELLSON EPs & splits

LOUIE BELLSON Louis Bellson, Mills Blue Rhythm Band ‎: Big Bands ! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Bellson, Mills Blue Rhythm Band ‎: Big Bands !
Big Band 1972
LOUIE BELLSON Louis Bellson / Shelly Manne / Willie Bobo / Paul Humphrey : The Drum Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Bellson / Shelly Manne / Willie Bobo / Paul Humphrey : The Drum Session
Swing 1977
LOUIE BELLSON Louis Bellson / Shelly Manne / Willie Bobo / Paul Humphrey ‎: The Drum Session Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Bellson / Shelly Manne / Willie Bobo / Paul Humphrey ‎: The Drum Session Vol. 2
Swing 1977

LOUIE BELLSON live albums

LOUIE BELLSON Louis Bellson At The Flamingo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Bellson At The Flamingo
Swing 1958
LOUIE BELLSON Big Band Jazz From The Summit (aka Big Band Jazz) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Band Jazz From The Summit (aka Big Band Jazz)
Big Band 1962
LOUIE BELLSON Louie In London album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louie In London
Big Band 1970
LOUIE BELLSON Louie Bellson's 7 - Live At The Concord Summer Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louie Bellson's 7 - Live At The Concord Summer Festival
Hard Bop 1976
LOUIE BELLSON Live At Ronnie Scott's London album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Ronnie Scott's London
Big Band 1979
LOUIE BELLSON Live! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live!
Big Band 1980
LOUIE BELLSON Dynamite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dynamite
Big Band 1980
LOUIE BELLSON Hi Percussion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hi Percussion
Swing 1982
LOUIE BELLSON Live At Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase
Swing 1988
LOUIE BELLSON Jazz Giants album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Giants
Swing 1990
LOUIE BELLSON June 28-1959 at the Flamingo Hotel, Volume 1 (aka I'm Shooting High) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
June 28-1959 at the Flamingo Hotel, Volume 1 (aka I'm Shooting High)
Big Band 1992
LOUIE BELLSON Live From New York album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live From New York
Big Band 1994
LOUIE BELLSON S*A*L*U*T*E album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
S*A*L*U*T*E
Swing 1995
LOUIE BELLSON Air Bellson album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Air Bellson
Swing 1997

LOUIE BELLSON demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

LOUIE BELLSON re-issues & compilations

LOUIE BELLSON Skin Deep album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Skin Deep
Swing 1955
LOUIE BELLSON The Concord Jazz Heritage Series album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Concord Jazz Heritage Series
Swing 1998
LOUIE BELLSON Greetings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greetings
Swing 2009
LOUIE BELLSON Big Band Jazz From The Summit And Small Band Unreleased Studio Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Band Jazz From The Summit And Small Band Unreleased Studio Session
Big Band 2013
LOUIE BELLSON Seven Classic Albums album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Seven Classic Albums
Swing 2017

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