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Holiday Issue Letter by Keith Pawlak

Holiday Issue Letter by Keith Pawlak

One of the most striking qualities about Nelson Riddle was his ability to remain musically active during tough times. This was evidenced by an archive inventory in 2006 of more than a dozen newly acquired boxes that had been previously locked away in storage. This treasure [Read More]

Kickstarting the Nelson Riddle Orchestra’s bid for WOMEX

Kickstarting the Nelson Riddle Orchestra’s bid for WOMEX

The Nelson Riddle Orchestra has, for the past three years, been in redevelopment by the Riddle family and we are now thrilled to be able to say that we are ready to hit the big time once again. As most of you know we’re not loaded since Nelson was primarily a pen for [Read More]

The Witty Composer

The Witty Composer

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) by Alphonso Tomaino It was during the later part of the mid-thirties when Nelson and I were members and playing in a local orchestra which consisted of young musicians. ¬†Nelson [Read More]

ARCHIVES: The Riddle/Schwartz Interview

ARCHIVES: The Riddle/Schwartz Interview

by Warren Schroeger The year was 1982: The Cardinals win the World Series, a first class stamp costs 20 cents, and 61 year old Nelson Riddle appears as a guest on a New York City radio station. I was living at the time in New Jersey near Rutgers University.  A frequent [Read More]

ARCHIVES: GEM OF A CLIP

ARCHIVES: GEM OF A CLIP

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) By Vernise Elaine Pelzel A segment of the 1956-57, color-barrier-busting Nat King Cole Show has been posted on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSX9hJjRtao), providing a rare [Read More]

ARCHIVES: Music vet Alan Livingston dies at 91

ARCHIVES: Music vet Alan Livingston dies at 91

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) Posted: Fri., Mar. 13, 2009, 1:13pm PT Capitol Records prez brought Beatles to U.S. By PAT SAPERSTEIN Alan Livingston, music exec who created Bozo the Clown and brought the Beatles to [Read More]

ARCHIVES: 50 Years Ago by Alan Wright

ARCHIVES: 50 Years Ago  by Alan Wright

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) [Read More]

ARCHIVES: VIC LEWIS by Alan Wright

ARCHIVES: VIC LEWIS  by Alan Wright

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) [Read More]

ARCHIVES: American music redefined at Evanston concert

ARCHIVES: American music redefined at Evanston concert

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) By Howard Reich | Tribune critic April 13, 2009 What happens when three great soloists take on two landmark jazz compositions? Listeners bask in new insights on the meaning of [Read More]

ARCHIVES: Nelson Riddle, rare and jazzy

ARCHIVES: Nelson Riddle, rare and jazzy

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) Howard Reich: My Kind of Jazz April 7, 2009 To this day, the mere mention of Nelson Riddle’s name evokes luscious orchestral backdrops to classic albums by Frank Sinatra, Ella [Read More]

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Happy Birthday Nelson!

Happy Birthday Nelson!

This day in 1921 Nelson Riddle was born in Bergen Co., New Jersey. Today we are celebrating his life and [Read More]

Carnegie Hall – A Phenomenal Success!

Carnegie Hall – A Phenomenal Success!

After 53 years, Nelson’s iconic arrangements for his Ella Fitzgerald Gershwin Songbook album are [Read More]

Celebrating Ella at Carnegie Hall

Celebrating Ella at Carnegie Hall

We are hard at work preparing the for our historic event on March 16th at Carnegie Hall. Together with the [Read More]

Holiday Issue Letter by Keith Pawlak

Holiday Issue Letter by Keith Pawlak

One of the most striking qualities about Nelson Riddle was his ability to remain musically active during [Read More]

Kickstarting the Nelson Riddle Orchestra’s bid for WOMEX

Kickstarting the Nelson Riddle Orchestra’s bid for WOMEX

The Nelson Riddle Orchestra has, for the past three years, been in redevelopment by the Riddle family and we [Read More]

The Witty Composer

The Witty Composer

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) by Alphonso [Read More]

ARCHIVES: The Riddle/Schwartz Interview

ARCHIVES: The Riddle/Schwartz Interview

by Warren Schroeger The year was 1982: The Cardinals win the World Series, a first class stamp costs 20 [Read More]

ARCHIVES: GEM OF A CLIP

ARCHIVES: GEM OF A CLIP

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) By Vernise Elaine [Read More]

ARCHIVES: Music vet Alan Livingston dies at 91

ARCHIVES: Music vet Alan Livingston dies at 91

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) Posted: Fri., Mar. [Read More]

ARCHIVES: 50 Years Ago  by Alan Wright

ARCHIVES: 50 Years Ago by Alan Wright

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) [Read More]