FRED ELIZALDE

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If you met Fred Elizalde then you met one of the most influential musicians in Britain during the late 1920's, but his career is only well documented up until 1932. Fred (Federico) was born in 1907 in Navarra, Spain, into a plantation-owning family in the Philippines *. (information from Myriam Horngren, a grand-daughter of Federico). Federico studied piano as a child until he and his brother Lizz (Manuel) were sent to USA (Stanford) to study law. Here they found jazz and embraced it to the detriment of their law studies. Lizz was moved to England (Cambridge) to continue his studies. Lizz soon joined The Quinquaginta Band, playing alto sax. When Fred came over to England he took over leadership of the band, and changed it's name to The Quinquaginta Ramblers. By 1927 the band were already making records (Brunswick), including Elizalde compositions. The hot arrangements caught the attention of record buyers read more...
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FRED ELIZALDE An Evening at the Savoy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
An Evening at the Savoy
Big Band 1978

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FRED ELIZALDE Jazz At The Savoy - The 20's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz At The Savoy - The 20's
Big Band 1962
FRED ELIZALDE 1928-1929: The Best of Fred Elizalde & His Anglo American Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1928-1929: The Best of Fred Elizalde & His Anglo American Band
Big Band 1997
FRED ELIZALDE Jazz In California: Fred Elizalde and the Hollywood/Sunset Bands, 1924-1926 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz In California: Fred Elizalde and the Hollywood/Sunset Bands, 1924-1926
Big Band 2000

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If I Had You / Avalon Town
Big Band 1928

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