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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!
Caesar Japan
January 28, 2008 - 03:47 AM
Caesar Japan

So sad to hear that one of the greatest trumpet players left us. The Candolis were and will always be my teacher (by example).

Larry Lane Griffity, Ind. (chicagoland area)
January 30, 2008 - 06:13 PM

pete & conte were big influences in my youth. i am now enjoying old reruns from the peter gunn series.
i was always proud to say that the candolis also came from indiana.
i have played trumpet since 1954 and was a school band director for 39 years. i have never stopped playing trumpet which was always my first love. thanks for the great memories.
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Lyle Steinmehl Los Angeles, CA
January 16, 2008 - 08:12 PM
Lyle Los Angeles

Pete will be greatly missed by jazz aficionados everywhere. He was a popular and respected musician whose solos set him apart from the crowd, and whose contribution to the jazz scene will live on and on. The obituary in this morning?s Los Angeles Times neglected to mention the many awards he received, the most notables being from Downbeat and Metronome Magazines, being chosen as one of the 7 greatest trumpeters of all time by Esquire and Look Magazines, and his induction in the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997.

Rest in peace, Pete.
Susie Kaufman Santa Clarita, Cal
January 16, 2008

Sheryl, my heart goes out to you.

Now both Candoli Brothers are gone, and the world of music is a lot less joyful.

Both Pete and Conte had terrific senses of humor, and I loved watching them perform anywhere and everywhere I was lucky enough to.

Hope there's a big band in that "somewhere" looking for another super fine trumpet player to fill a seat.

My thoughts and hugs to you, Sheryl.
Tony chichester,England
January 17, 2008

I have a treasured photo of me with the 'brothers', taken in 91 at the Newporter Kenton bash, it has just become even more valuable to me, I thank them for the hours of listening pleasure
Ron LaPage Wheaton, Illinois
January 17, 2008

To Family & Friends,
Pete was great and a true Gentleman.
Thank goodness we have fond memories of
his life and recordings of his spectacular music.
Louise Simon Los Angeles
January 17, 2008

Tara: I just heard through Variety Boys & Girls Club. I was so sorry to hear the news. Our thoughts & love go out to you and the rest of your family.
Thad Chicago
January 18, 2008

The Jazz world has lost a great player!!
Pete will be missed by all.
John Shields Los Angeles
January 18, 2008

Dear Sheryl,
Don't cry for Pete, he's with Conte now. They left a lasting lagacy together.
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