The talent of Louie Bellson has been recognized world wide for many years. Love of and dedication to music, fostered at a young age by his father, prepared Bellson for the bands of Ted FioRito, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey and Duke Ellington. In this special interview, Bellson discusses the many facets of his career, his innovative double bass drum concept and the function of the drummer within a big band.

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