Manny Albam

This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Manny Albam was taught how to arrange jazz for a big band while working with Georgie Auld's Orchestra. Georgie's arranger at the time was Budd Johnson who took Manny under his wing. Manny developed into one of the most noted arrangers and composers of jazz music particularly during the 1950s. Leonard Bernstein and Stan Kenton personally sought out Manny for projects as did Count Basie and Thad Jones.

Image courtesy of the Downbeat archives and RCA.

Interview Date:
January 29, 1997
Date of Birth:
June 24, 1922
Deceased Date:
October 2, 2001
Job Title:
Bandleader, Arranger

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