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achim dortmund germany
HI : i just wanted to say that CONTENUITY is one great album! Contes sound has been captured here on a really good level. never will anybody hear his sound live again and there is no recording that can reproduce it perfect. CONTENUITY is at least a really good effort and i love to listen to it. just beautiful. the only bad thing ebout it :it wont let me go to bed in the night.. just cant switch it off !!!
greetings from germany
Joe Trager Los Angeles
Thanks for a great site on Pete and Conte Candoli. They were the best....I heard them many times play together and seperate. I met Pete once at Dontes and he was friendly and made me feel like I was an old friend. I have heard this from others that knew him, he was a great player, and a good guy.
Senta Los Angeles
January 01, 2009 - 08:02 PM

Fab site for a jazz newbie like me. Currently grooving on Pete's solos on Miss Peggy Lee's "Black Coffee"--damn his work is fine! Thanks so much!
Jerry Los Angeles
February 05, 2009 - 09:16 PM

I will treasure the great memory of meeting and speaking to Pete Candoli at the tribute to Woody Herman held at the Hollywood Forever cemetery in Autumn 2002.
Bill Shores of Lake Superior
April 11, 2008 - 08:24 AM

The Condoli brothers were giants in the jazz world. I dug Conte's work with the Dreamband and also with the incomparable Frank Rosolino. I admired the immense talent both brothers had and they are missed!
Rudy Mondragon Los Angeles, California
June 20, 2008 - 07:57 PM

Pete and Conte although they were two of the greatest jazz musicians were also two of the finest gentlemen I have ever met. Regardless of their stature they were always very down to earth and always very frendly. I certainly will miss them here in the Denver area.
Mark Daysin Cypress
June 29, 2008 - 11:29 PM

Thanks for a great site..
First became aware of Conte Candoli when I heard him play ''Portrait of Count'' with Kenton.
I saw Pete Candoli,briefly,on a TV show sometime in the '60's.It was called ''Johnny Staccato'' and featured John Cassavettes as a jazz pianist doubling as a private-eye.I got a kick when I saw Pete Candoli!
Tom Carlysle Atlanta USA
July 31, 2008 - 03:21 PM

I first heard Conte and Pete on the Doobie Brothers "Stampede" Album. They played some trumpet licks on the cut "I Cheat the Hangman" back in 1976. Then discovered the Conte's ties to the Tonight Show.
Peter Olstad Denver Colorado
August 12, 2008 - 09:02 AM

Both Pete and Conti were such trumpet role models for me growing up and they still are. What wonderful players they both were.
Matt Rendino New Jersey
August 30, 2008 - 09:53 PM

I learned of Pete Candoli when I was 14 and had entered high school. Was not familiar with Conte. Pete was known to me as the trumpeter who played notes that weren't invented. His unique and raw style place him at the top of my all time favorte list of musicians. I guess you know what I play. I would love to get a copy of Scherejazz in cd format. I don't know if there is one. There is a 33 and 1/3 record on e-bay.
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