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Mke Michelson Gilbert AZ
October 03, 2008 - 05:39 PM

Thanks you, Sheryl, for the heads-up on this great tribute to a wonderful man and great musician

Jimmy D Minneapolis
October 18, 2008 - 09:56 PM

Not much mention here about the Mancini recordings, which is too bad. Pick up, "Blues & The Beat, "Peter Gunn," "Uniquely Mancini," and "Combo" and you will appreciate the power, precision, and swing of these fine musicians. What music. What bands. What musicians. Wow.
Ross L New York
October 19, 2008 - 12:37 PM

Just reading these great posts about the Candoli Brothers. If you look at Pete and Conte's work they worked with everybody! I think this is a Candoli site not a Mancini site? Two giants of Jazz, Swing, Bop and great music!! They did it all. Mancini was great, but this is about the Candoli's.... GREAT MUSICIANS... RIP
Lou Juggins Gosport, Hampshire, UK
February 04, 2008 - 02:48 PM

In 1953 a friend, who was gettig fed up with my incessant questions while he tried to choose a record, put a 78 of Stan Kenton in my hand. By chance this had a track fron "Sketches on Standards" called "Small Hotel".. Conte it's not too strong to say that track changed my musical life,especially your trumpet solo. I had never heard anything like that, and to be honest I still haven't. Friends and I have often tried to count the number of breaths you take,and I still can't figure it to this day. In the sleeve notes to the CD version you say that you were'nt feeling well that day, and that it was a lucky take. Well it was for me. You and your late brother Perte were blessed with great talent which was never wasted. Many thanks for years of enjoyment.
2009-03-29 01:11:40 Admin Reply:
I am sorry Lou, but you have your facts mixed a bit. Thankyou so much for the post, however Conte (the youngest Candoli) passed away in are speaking to him in the present tense. Pete (the eldest brother) just passed away in January 2008.....and I will always miss him!
Dan R. VanLandingham North Bend, Oregon
February 10, 2008 - 11:19 PM

I was first acquainted with Pete Candol-
i's trumpet work when I acquired a stack
of Woody Herman Columbia 78s back in the
early '60s.I had virtually all of the hits Herman recorded on Columbia with the exception of "Apple Honey".I began
playing jazz trumpet at 14 in 1965 but
did not play in a big band until the su-
mmer of 1968.In October of last year,I
had to curtail my brass(as well as sax)
playing due to open heart surgery.I have
been a jazz historian since the late si-
Lou Juggins UK
February 11, 2008 - 06:07 PM

In my previous comment I said that the track with your famous trumpet solo was "Small Hotel". Checking out the "Sketches on Standards" album I realise that should have been "Pennies From Heaven". In the notes for the Album Conte says he wasn't feeling too well.. My god what would it have been like om a normal day.
Dr. Lynn J. Skinner Idaho
March 04, 2008 - 02:55 PM

I had the most incredible music experiences with Pete and Lionel Hampton. He is now with Conte and many other loving hands including those of Hamp.

Pete treated me as his brother and son.

How I love him.

Rix New Jersey
March 05, 2008 - 12:47 AM

An incomparable pair of musical giants. Even on records from L.A. where the band wasn't credited, you'd hear something just right, sit up & say, "Ah, that's got to be a Candoli!"
Stefano Italy
March 10, 2008 - 01:49 PM

La tua Musica NON muore MAI
javier Spain
March 12, 2008 - 03:40 AM

I feel very sad. Pete Candoli is the best.
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