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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

R.I.P. Fred Katz

Arguably the first cellist to play modern jazz in the '50s and '60s, Fred Katz, died in Los Angeles on September 7. Best known for his work with the Chico Hamilton Quintet he appeared with the band in the films The Sweet Smell of Success and Jazz on a Summer's Day as well as composing music for other films.
He was 94.
Rest In Peace.


Harry Monty said...

Hi Lance,

I gather Fred Katz may have left Chico's group by the time Jazz on a Summer's Day was filmed. The film credits Nathan Gershman as being the cellist with Chico at that time.

Best regards

Harry Monty

Lance said...

Thanks Harry - I should have checked - Lance.

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