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PETE CANDOLI!<br>Signed 8x10 Promo Photo from the 1940s<br>SOLD!!

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Pete Candoli was (and is!) one of the great trumpet soloists of the swing era.

This General Artists Corporation photo states at the bottom, "Pete Candoli: Featured with Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra" - but someone has scratched out "Glenn Miller" - apparently with the same pen that Candoli used to sign. (click image for closeup)

Below is a brief bio from the AMG guide:

The elder of the trumpet-playing Candoli brothers, Pete initially made the greater impact of the two in Woody Herman's First Herd at the tail end of the Swing Era. A powerful, flamboyant soloist, his big moment came toward the end of "Apple Honey," where he would appear in a Superman costume and cut loose scorching, dissonant flurries of high notes. Pete started with the Sonny Dunham band in his 17th year (1940-41) and passed through the bands of Will Bradley, Benny Goodman, Ray McKinley, Tommy Dorsey, Freddie Slack and Charlie Barnet before settling into the Herman band from 1944 to 1946. He worked for Tex Beneke (1947-49) and Jerry Gray (1950-51) before moving to Los Angeles where he became immersed in studio work, with side trips into the Les Brown (1952) and Stan Kenton (1954-56) bands. From 1957 to 1962, he co-led a group with Conte and later fronted his own band, while recording on his own for Columbia, Warner Bros, Kapp and Somerset. He has been married to singers Betty Hutton and Edie Adams; with the latter, he formed a nightclub act in 1972 in which he sang, danced, led the orchestra and played. He would continue to perform with Conte off and on into the 1990s. Although Pete's profile had been low and his trumpet technique slipped in later years, he could still burn in a swing-grounded manner in the `90s.

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