For fans of old insturmentals, some sad news...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by John Kilduff, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. John Kilduff

    John Kilduff Screenwriter

    Oct 27, 2001
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    Ray Conniff died a few days ago. I was on the website to see the latest quips about celebrities who have entered the great beyond, and I saw that Conniff had passed on.

    While not familiar with a lot of his work, I think I may have heard a few tunes by him. Since I'm a fan of all music made up to (I'd say) 1994, I would definitely say I would listen to this man's material.

    Sadly, he's gone. R.I.P...


    John Kilduff...

    I enjoy insturmentals of all sorts.
  2. John Watson

    John Watson Screenwriter

    Jul 14, 2002
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    Being of the generation that "discovered" lounge music - ie, when we were kids we were rejecting that music for Beatles, Hendrix, etc., it has been a pleasure to find that I can enjoy that type of music.

    While I don't know that Ray Conniff had any great edge over Mancini, Percy Faith, Jackie Gleason or dozens of others, his orchestrations have a place in any decent retro-collection. I would not be surprised to hear that Conniff issued over a 100 LP's in his day.

    Now he's off to the Big Gig in the Sky!

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