Carmen Cavallaro May 6, — October 12, was an American pianist. He established himself as one of the most Rondo. Allegro Vivace - Presto - Franz Schubert - Jean-Claude Pennetier, Régis Pasquier, Roland Pido and admired light music pianists of his generation.
Carmen Cavallaro was born in New York City. As a young pianist, he toured Europe, performing in many capitals. In Cavallaro joined Al Kavelin 's orchestra, where he quickly became the featured Sweet Smell Of Success - The Stranglers - 10. After four years he switched to a series of other big bands, including Rudy Vallee 's in He also worked briefly with Enric Madriguera and Abe Lyman.
Cavallaro formed his own band, a five-piece combo, in St. Louis, Missouriin His popularity grew and his group expanded into a piece orchestra, releasing some 19 albums for Decca over the years. In he had a million-seller hit recording of the song Sukiyaki. One of Cavallaro's vocalists, Guy Mitchelllater Adios - Carmen Cavallaro And His Latin Rhythms - Rhumbas For Dancing famous in his own right.
Cavallaro developed a piano-playing style of glittering and rippling arpeggios to augment his melody, which was often arranged in thick and lush triple- and quadruple-octave chords.
His musical interests and arrangements included dance music, particularly Latin rhythms, tangos and strict tempo dancing styles, as well as some pop and jazz arrangements of classical melodies. In this, he is often cited as being influenced by pianist Eddy Duchin. Liberace was greatly influenced by both Cavallaro and Duchin.
Cavallaro also became famous through the media of radio and film, firstly with his regular program on NBC during the s, The Sheaffer Paradeof which he was the host and later in films where he played himself, starting with Hollywood Canteenthen Diamond HorseshoeOut of This World both and The Time, The Place and The Girl Cavallaro was married to Wanda Cavallaro on 6 May They had three children.
They were divorced on 28 December Cavallaro died from prostate cancer on 12 October in Columbus, Ohio. He was survived by his wife Donna S. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Carmen Cavallaro.
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