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ARCHIVES: Jazz Wax: Marc Myers on Oscar Peterson & Nelson Riddle

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ARCHIVES: Jazz Wax: Marc Myers on Oscar Peterson & Nelson Riddle

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) JAZZ WAX – Marc Myers blogs daily on jazz legends and legendary jazz recordings March 5, 2009 – Oscar Peterson & Nelson Riddle Easy Listening as a genre has been [Read More]

ARCHIVES: A Message From Rosemary Riddle Acerra

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ARCHIVES: A Message From Rosemary Riddle Acerra

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, May 2009) I am very happy to announce the reissue of the Oscar Peterson/Nelson Riddle album originally released in 1963. Having suggested these last few years to several people at Verve that [Read More]

ARCHIVES: LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE

ARCHIVES: LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE

(Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society “Nelson’s Notes” ARCHIVES, January 2009) LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE –  Jasmine JASCD 495 A November 2008 release in the UK a 2CD, 56 track set features Nelson’s work from the 50’s, including his own [Read More]

Remembering Neal Hefti by Roy Phillippe

Remembering Neal Hefti by Roy Phillippe

My first encounter with Neal Hefti’s music was when I was in high school playing piano in the stage band. We played music by a variety of writers but it was Neal’s music that caught my ear, particularly “Cute” and “Li’l Darlin’”. They were catchy melodies [Read More]

An Experience With Paul Newman

An Experience With Paul Newman

As Paul Newman passed away recently, I was reminded of this great shot of Dad in the recording studio with Paul and Eva Marie Saint when they were working on the TV musical production of “Our Town”. Dad writes about this project in his book “Arranged by Nelson [Read More]

A Note On Peter Levinson

A Note On Peter Levinson

We were all sad to hear that Peter Levinson passed away on October 21st. Peter was a great support to us in all our research regarding Dad and helped immensely in our legal battles to recover the royalties owed us by the estate of our father’s second wife. He wrote a book [Read More]

A Note From Bob Bain

A Note From Bob Bain

I was called to do a recording session with Nelson in the spring of 1952. It was at Capitol Records. The studio then was on Melrose Boulevard, near Gower Street. The singer was Ella Mae Morse, of “CowCow Boogie” fame. Nelson wrote four arrangements for the date, one of [Read More]

Nelson’s Granddaughter Elizabeth Remembers…

Nelson’s Granddaughter Elizabeth Remembers…

First and foremost, Nelson Riddle was my Pop-Pop.  I knew him as my grandfather long before I was aware of his talent and significant impact on the lives and hearts of so many people, not only in the music industry, but also on those who appreciate the exceptional beauty [Read More]

Review of Nelson Riddle Orchestra in Birmingham

Review of Nelson Riddle Orchestra in Birmingham

The Nelson Riddle Orchestra under the direction of Christopher Riddle with Bryan Anthony at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Tuesday November 25 at 7:30pm. This was the second visit to Birmingham by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.  Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the first [Read More]

Nelson Riddle Orchestra Live at St. Albans Arena

Nelson Riddle Orchestra Live at St. Albans Arena

This gala concert celebrating the 40th Anniversary of St. Alban’s Arena also served as a tribute to one of the best arrangers popular music has ever produced. During a distinguished career that properly took off in the early fifties, Nelson Riddle not only [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]