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2009-03-28
Joe Marquez Pollock Pines
March 18, 2008 - 02:27 AM

I just saw, this evening, the movie entitled, "Mulholland Drive". Conte had a very small appearance, performing a very short riff on muted trumpet. I knew it was him immediately. The movie was released the year Conte died. I wish that, at the very least, they had spelled his first and last names correctly. Conte Candoli will always be my favorite trumpet player.
2009-03-28
Marco Lopez VA
March 21, 2008 - 02:24 AM


They were both the best. Their styles so individual and my inspiration as a young musician. Sad to hear of Pete's passing as he contributed so much to the music scene in his lifetime. And Conte is missed also for his amazing contributions. What a team they were. I had no favorites, they both did their thing, and it was exciting.

Sorry for your loss....and the people that were their peers and fans...
2009-03-28
Steve Dillard San Diego, CA
January 18, 2008 - 02:26 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. First Conte now Pete.
I think the first time these two great brassmen came to my attention was the movie Bell Book and Candle. After that I sought out everything I find that they recorded. When I worked for Calicchio in 1989 Conte came in for several weeks waiting for Domenick to finish his horn. (Conte Backed over his Martin with his Aston Martin) I would take my lunch whenever he came in, and sit and listen to the trumpet giant before me. As a young trumpeter I was mesmerized! The earth sobs as the latest brother passes but the heavens rejoice. Gabriel watch out!!!!!!
2009-03-28
Art Terrero New York City
January 18, 2008 - 09:46 PM

I'm just a fan who loved Pete's playing, with Getz and Kenton and Shelley Manne and I'll miss him but not more than you. He was really a unique player who gave credibility to the sound of California jazz.

As a musician, I can also say that I can really appreciate the work he put into practicing to get to that level.

Best wishes to you; I'm sorry for your loss.
2009-03-28
Ricky Alfonso South Windsor, Ct
January 19, 2008 - 09:56 AM

Two of the greatest trumpet players ever. They have left a wonderful mark on trumpet music and the West coast sound. Thanks for the music.
2009-03-28
F. Chispa Rousselle New Orleans, La
January 19, 2008 - 05:16 PM

As a New Orleans native, music was a big part in the culture all I knew was Al Hirt (who was great himself) but my first introduction to the Great Pete Candoli was by chance because in 1962 or 1963 a teacher from high school gave me this Tutti's Trumpet Album and that's all it took. I was very glad that then the personnel was listed on album jacket. Pete Candoli could be see on all of them. I used to copy all his the solos from the Henry Mancini collection and what a great inspiration he has been to me all through my musical career. We finally met in Las Vegas in the early 70's when I was playing there with a road band. A first class Prince of a man his greatness could never be replaced. I am a very fortunate man to have know him.
2009-03-28
Tom Turner Los Angeles
January 20, 2008 - 02:56 PM

I didn?t know Pete as well as Conti, I lived across the street from Conti (Laurel Canyon 60, 70?s). I would see Pete when he came over for the Christmas Eve parties though. I miss the muffled practice that would come from Conti?s house. When I read today in the Sunday paper that Pete had passed a flood of memories came across me, God bless to both and their families.
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2009-03-28
Austin Provisor Los Angeles, California
January 22, 2008 - 12:21 PM

I met Pete Candoli around 1984 when he bought a pair of sheepskin seat covers from me for his Porsche car..
We had a nice conversation and I was left with the impression that I had just met one very cool guy.
I'm sorry to hear of his passing and offer condolences to his wife Sheryl, his daughters & family.

Austin Provisor -
2009-03-28
Chris Tedesco Los Angeles, CA
January 23, 2008 - 01:55 PM


What a loss to the music world with the passing of Pete Candoli......a loss that can never filled. I first met Pete in 1987 and first played with Pete for 1 week in 1990 with Lionel Hampton at the BIG BANDS at Disneyland venue. What an education I received by sitting next to him. He was one of a kind....if you met him for a week you were friends for life. I will miss his kiss on both cheeks every time we met. His recordings speak for themselves. He was like another Italian father to me.....Bye Pete.
2009-03-28
Mike Ackerman Atlanta, GA
January 27, 2008 - 02:42 PM

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Pete.. He is now with Conte. The world has lost two great players. I am sure heaven is swinging with Condoli brothers leading the way. We were lucky to have them and hear them for as long as we did. Godspeed Pete!
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