|Birth name Walter Joseph Candoli|
Associated acts Candoli Brothers
Name Pete Candoli
Years active 1936–2008
Role Jazz trumpeter
|Born June 28, 1923
Mishawaka, Indiana, U.S. (1923-06-28) |
Died January 11, 2008, Studio City, California, United States
Spouse Edie Adams (m. 1972–1988)
Children Caroline Candoli, Tara Candoli
Albums The Brothers Candoli
Similar People Conte Candoli, Bob Enevoldsen, Bob Cooper, Don Fagerquist, Jimmy Rowles
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Pete Candoli (born Walter Joseph Candoli; June 28, 1923 – January 11, 2008) was an American jazz trumpeter and the brother of trumpeter Conte Candoli. He played with the big bands of Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, and many others, and worked extensively in the studios of the recording and television industries.
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Candoli's professional career began at the age of 13, when he became a member of the American Federation of Musicians. He quickly found a spot as lead trumpeter, and by 1940 had become a part of Sonny Dunham's band. In 1941 he left the band to replace Ziggy Elman of the Tommy Dorsey band. During this time the band performed in three films, Las Vegas Nights (1941), Girl Crazy (1943) and Upbeat in Music (1943). In 1944 Candoli joined the Teddy Powell band.
After 1945, Candoli worked with several bands including notably that of Stan Kenton. Later, he drifted into the "West Coast Jazz" and studio scenes. Despite his range, he rarely played lead, reserved instead for feature roles. He became a favorite collaborator of many influential musicians and performers, including Peggy Lee, Henry Mancini, and Frank Sinatra, and was widely sought for studio work. In 1957, Pete and Conte reunited to form the Candoli Brothers band. Candoli was also featured prominently on the DePatie-Freleng Enterprises cartoon series The Ant and the Aardvark, which utilized a jazz score for its theme and musical cues. He made a guest appearance on a 1957 episode of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, during which Ricky sang the first song of his recording career. Also, Ozzie, Harriet, David, and Ricky all sang in a vocal quartet.
He was inducted into The International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997. He was inducted into the "Big Band Hall of Fame" in 2003. He won the Down Beat, Metronome, Esquire "All American Band Trumpet Bronze Award".
Look magazine named him one of the seven all-time outstanding jazz trumpet players—the others being Louis Armstrong, Bix Biederbecke, Harry James, Bunny Berigan, Dizzy Gillespie and Bobby Hackett.
Candoli's use of staccato was rare among modern jazz trumpeters. Despite his reputation for his high-note ability, he rarely used it unless called for by the conductor, band leader, or composer. More often, his solos began with low-to-mid-register staccato riffs which built into rolling cadenzas and ending, when appropriate, in high-note, bravura climaxes.
Strong evidence of his restraint can be found in his work on Peggy Lee's "Black Coffee", one of the first 33⅓ rpm long-play vocal albums. He appears on all of the original 10" tracks (recorded in 1953; expanded in 1956 to 12" with a different set of musicians).
Candoli married several times, typically to other musicians, including singer-actress Betty Hutton and singer Edie Adams. He had two daughters, Tara Clair from singer-actress Vicky Lane, and Carolyn with Betty Hutton. In 1980, the trumpeter Jack Sheldon said, "I get a lot of my work playing at Pete Candoli's weddings. He's married a lot of people. Hardly fair, because Pete was married no more than three times and had lived his last 18 years loyally with his partner Sheryl Deauville Candoli." www.independent.co.uk His younger brother, Conte, achieved an arguably stronger critical reputation. They often worked together in anonymous recording gigs and in several joint albums on minor labels.
Both brothers were diagnosed with prostate cancer in later life. Pete Candoli died of complications from prostate cancer on January 11, 2008, at the age of 84. Conte Candoli died of the disease in 2001.
With Elmer Bernstein
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With Stan Kenton
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Under the direction of D.L. Miller
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