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Gene Bianco

Nombre Real:
Gene Bianco
Perfil:
Born Eugene Capobianco 29 March 1927, Hartford, Connecticut, jazz enthusiast Gene Bianco started off his career as a classical virtuoso harpist, and toured with major orchestras to rave reviews. His love for jazz, however, prompted him to explore the concept of using harp as a jazz instrument, an idea that was hitherto unheard of. Having appeared as a solo act in a variety of New York nightclubs, he later teamed up with guitarist Mundell Lowe and percussionist Joe Venuto to form a jazz trio which released an album on the obscure Major Records label. Soon after, RCA signed the group to a three-album contract, under which the albums "Stringin' the Standards" and "Harp, Skip and Jump!" were released. However, RCA had a different idea of where the harp belonged. For a new record club partnership with Readers Digest, RCA bought out the existing contract and entered into a new contract with Gene Bianco which obliged him to produce easy-listening albums catered to the "middle-class market" (as described by a certain author). The first album, Joy To The World, was a hit. By then, Gene Bianco had been recast as "The Rainbow Sounds of Bianco" with his own personal logo on the front of his albums, which enjoyed first-class productions, and a full orchestra. Nonetheless, Bianco prefers and opted for the anonymity and independence of life as a freelance session jazz musician, and ended up playing on dozens of great jazz recordings, such as all three of Paul Desmond's string albums, on Gil Evans' "Blues in Orbit", on Herbie Mann's "Push, Push", Alan Lorber's "Lotus Palace", and others. He also recorded with some of the best jazz singers around, including Carmen McCrae and Marlena Shaw. Some of his best session work of the 1960s and 1970s now shows up on sampling favorites such as the Blue Break Beats. After 30 years as a studio player, Bianco went into the recording booth as a musical coordinator and contractor, screening and hiring musicians for recording sessions. Respected throughout the business, he worked with acts as diverse as Mary J. Blige, D Train, Stevie Nicks, Natalie Cole, and even Ray Charles. Recently, he put together the orchestra that accompanied tenor saxman Joe Lovano on Viva Caruso. He and Mundell Lowe even pioneered an instrument combining the harp and electric guitar that is now a standard feature of many pop orchestrations. Bianco's grandfather is Fillippo Capobianco, who was also a successful harpist in Italy.
Variaciones de su Nombre:
Bianco
Bianco, His Harp And Orchestra
E. Bianco
Eugene Bianco
Gene Bianca
Jene Bianco
Rainbow Sound Of Bianco, His Harp And Orchestra, The
Grupos:
Gil Evans And His Orchestra
Discografía:
Título Formato Lanzamiento Rol
Harp, Skip & Jump Vinyl 1958
Sweet Songs Of Love Vinyl 1964
Harp, Skip & Jump Vinyl 1958
Your All-Time Favorite Songs (As Chosen By Members Of The R C A Victor Record Club) Vinyl 1964
Sweet Songs Of Love Vinyl 1964
Music For A Summer Evening Vinyl 1963
Joy To The World: Everybody's Favorite Christmas Music Vinyl 1962
Joy To The World: Everybody's Favorite Christmas Music Vinyl 1962
Music To Make Your Heart Sing Vinyl
The Wonderful Waltzes Of Richard Rodgers Vinyl 1967
Your All-Time Favorite Songs (As Chosen By Members Of The RCA Victor Record Club) Vinyl 1964
Fascination Vinyl 1966-07-00
Colaboraciones:
Título Formato Lanzamiento Rol
Superman And Other Galactic Heroes Vinyl 1979-01-25 Autoharp [Auto-Harp]
Forever, For Always, For Love Vinyl 1982 Strings
Void Where Inhibited Vinyl 1979 Harp
You're The One For Me Vinyl 1982 Harp, Contractor [String]
Music Vinyl 1983 Harp, Other [Strings - Contractor]
Havana Candy CD 2003 Strings
Chaka Vinyl 1978 Strings
Sweet Sensation Vinyl 1980 Contractor [String & Horn Contractor]
What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin' Vinyl 1979 Contractor [Strings, Horns]
Vintage '78 Vinyl 1978 Harp
Stephanie Vinyl 1981 Contractor [Horns, Strings]
From The Depths Of My Soul Vinyl 1973 Harp
From The Beginning Vinyl 1977 Harp
Forever, For Always, For Love CD Strings [String Section]
Music Vinyl 1983 Contractor [Horn & String], Harp
Blues In Orbit Vinyl 1971 Harp
From The Beginning Vinyl 1977 Harp
You Know How To Love Me Vinyl 1979 Contractor [Strings And Horns]
Harp, Skip & Jump Vinyl 1958 Harp
Two-Headed Freap Vinyl 1995 Harp
Dig This! Vinyl 1972 Harp
LaSo Vinyl 1977 Harp
Sunfire Vinyl 1982 Contractor [Strings, Horns]
The Final Comedown - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Vinyl 1972 Other [Musical Coordination]
Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Autoharp
Big Bad Bo Vinyl 1974 Conductor
Conception: The Gift Of Love Vinyl 1979 Other [Musical Coordinator]
A New Era Vinyl 1971 Harp
Can't Shake This Feelin' Vinyl 1981-00-00 Contractor [Strings, Horns]
Natural Illusions Vinyl 1972 Harpsichord
Original Music From The Man From U.N.C.L.E. CD 2003 Harp
Late Lament Vinyl 1987 Harp
Flute-In Vinyl 1971 Coordinator
Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Harp [Auto-harp]
Amuzement Park Vinyl 1982 Strings
Music Inspired By Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Harp [Auto Harp]
Stephanie Vinyl 1981 Contractor [String And Horn]
Superman And Other Galactic Heroes Vinyl 1979 Autoharp [Auto-Harp]
Come On Inside Vinyl 1979 Contractor [String Section]
La Guerre Des Etoiles Vinyl 1977 Harp [Auto-harp]
Another Side Vinyl 1978 Harp
In The Center Vinyl 1978 Coordinator [New York]
Plays With Feeling Vinyl 1976 Harp
LaSo Vinyl 1977 Harp
Official Business Vinyl 1982 Contractor [Horn & String]
Eon Vinyl 1975 Strings [Contractor]
Big Bad Bo Vinyl Conductor
Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Harp [Auto-harp]
Música Inspirada En 'Star Wars' Y Otro Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Harp [Auto-harp]
Sophisticated Lou Vinyl 1973 Coordinator [Musical]
One Of A Kind Vinyl 1984 Contractor [Strings]
Music Inspired By Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Autoharp
Music Inspired By Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Harp [Auto Harp]
One-Way Love Affair Vinyl 1981 Contractor [String & Horn]
One-Way Love Affair CD 2004-06-25 Contractor [String & Horn]
The Wizard Of Oz Vinyl 1978 Autoharp
Push Push Vinyl Harp
Sunfire CD 1992-12-21 Contractor [String And Horn]
Music Vinyl 1983 Harp, Other [Strings - Contractor]
Exciting Vinyl 1982 Contractor [Strings, Horns]
You're The One For Me Vinyl 1982 Harp, Other [String Contractor]
Another World Vinyl 1985 Harp
Acting Up Vinyl 1978 Harp, Harp [Synthesized]
I Am An Illusion Vinyl 1981 Strings
Music CD 1992-11-04 Harp
When Joanna Loved Me Vinyl 1974 Harp
Chaka Vinyl 1978 Strings
Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Harp [Auto-harp]
Two-Headed Freap CD 1995 Harp
You're The One For Me CD 1992 Harp, Other [String Contractor]
Tabernakel Vinyl 1973 Harp
Two-Headed Freap Vinyl 1972 Harp
Coming To You Live Vinyl 1980 Coordinator [Music Coordinator]
Push Push Vinyl 2008 Harp
What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin' Vinyl 1979 Contractor [Strings, Horns]
All The Friendly Colours Vinyl 1969 Harp
Sweet Songs Of Love Vinyl 1964 Harp
I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do Vinyl 1969 Harp
Sweet Sensation Vinyl 1980 Contractor [String & Horn Contractor]
Uptown Dance Vinyl 1978 Contractor
Desmond Blue Vinyl 1974 Harp
Hot House Flowers Vinyl 1984 Contractor [Musical]
You're The One For Me Vinyl 1982 Harp, Contractor [String]
You're The One For Me Vinyl 1982 Harp, Contractor [String]
Love Committee Vinyl 1980 Contractor [Strings, Horns]
Leon Bryant Vinyl 1981 Harp
Conception: The Gift Of Love Vinyl 1979 Other [Musical Coordinator]
Gil Evans-Orchestra Vinyl 1983 Harp
Movin' Day Vinyl 1974 Contractor
Superman And Other Galactic Heroes Vinyl 1979 Harp [Auto-harp]
One-Way Love Affair Vinyl 1981 Contractor [String & Horn]
Acting Up Vinyl 1978 Harp, Harp [Synthesized]
Push Push Vinyl 1972 Harp
Chaka Vinyl 1978 Strings
I Haven´t Got Anything Better To Do Vinyl 1969 Harp
Israel CD 1992-12-02 Harp
Israel Vinyl 1984 Harp
I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do Vinyl 1969 Harp
Flight Of The Condor Vinyl 1981 Conductor
Shades Of Green Vinyl 1972 Contractor [Musical]
Set Us Free Vinyl 1971 Harp
Another World Vinyl 1985 Harp
Animation Vinyl 1978 Coordinator [Musical]
I Haven´t Got Anything Better To Do Vinyl Harp
Natural Illusions Vinyl Harpsichord
Original Broadway Cast - Jesus Christ Superstar Vinyl 1971 Harp
Uptown Dance Vinyl 1978 Contractor
I Haven´t Got Anything Better To Do Vinyl 1969 Harp
Another Side Vinyl 1978 Harp
Israel Vinyl 1984 Harp
Two-Headed Freap Vinyl 1972 Harp
Second To None Vinyl 1964 Harp
Acting Up CD 2011-04-25 Harp, Harp [Synthesized]
Tom Jones: Original Musical Cast Recording Vinyl Harp
Shades Of Green Vinyl Contractor [Musical]
The Final Comedown - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Vinyl Other [Musical Coordination]
You're The One For Me Vinyl 1982 Harp, Contractor [String]
Blues In Orbit Vinyl 1981 Harp
Music Inspired By Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Autoharp
Music Inspired By Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Autoharp
Superman And Other Galactic Heroes Vinyl 1979 Autoharp [Auto-Harp]
He Don't Love You, Like I Love You Vinyl 1975 Harp
Blues In Orbit Vinyl 1985 Harp
As Of Today Vinyl 1977 Harp, Soloist
Private Moments Vinyl 1987 Harp
Sweet Sensation Vinyl 1980 Contractor [String & Horn Contractor]
You're The One For Me Vinyl 1982 Harp, Contractor [String]
Uptown Dance Vinyl 1978 Contractor
Can't Shake This Feelin' CD 2010-07-07 Contractor [Horns & Strings]
Marlena CD 2009-04-22 Harp
Sweet Sensation CD 2008 Contractor [String & Horn Contractor]
From The Depths Of My Soul CD 2011-10-17 Coordinator [Musical]
Hot House Flowers Vinyl 1984 Contractor [Musical]
Desmond Blue Vinyl 1980 Harp
Israel Vinyl 1968 Harp
Feel The Fire - The 20th Century Collection CD 2011 Contractor [Strings, Horns]
LaSo Acetate 1977-02-24 Harp
Come On Inside CD 2011 Contractor [String Section]
Animation Vinyl 1979 Coordinator [Musical]
Two-Headed Freap Vinyl Harp
Reflections Of Divine Love Vinyl 1975 Harp
You're The One For Me Vinyl 1982 Harp, Contractor [String]
Blues In Orbit CD 2009 Harp
Marlena Vinyl 1972 Harp
One Of A Kind Vinyl 1985 Contractor [Strings]
Chaka CD 2008-07-09 Strings
You're The One For Me Vinyl 1982 Harp, Contractor [String]
Harp, Skip & Jump Vinyl 1958 Harp
Amuzement Park Vinyl 1982 Contractor [Strings]
When Joanna Loved Me Vinyl 1974 Harp
Plays With Feeling Vinyl 1976 Harp
Dig This! Vinyl 1972 Harp
Late Lament Vinyl 1987 Harp
Blues In Orbit CD 1989 Harp
Animation Vinyl 1978 Coordinator [Musical]
Earland's Street Themes (Expanded Edition) CD 2012-09-00 Contractor
Music Inspired By Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Harp [Auto Harp]
The Wizard Of Oz Vinyl 1978 Autoharp
Superman And Other Galactic Heroes Vinyl 1979 Autoharp [Auto-Harp]
Marlena Vinyl 1972 Harp
Traces Vinyl 1969 Harp
Superman And Other Galactic Heroes Vinyl 1979 Autoharp [Auto-Harp]
Hot House Flowers Vinyl 1984 Contractor [Musical]
Private Moments Vinyl 1987 Harp
Dig This! Vinyl 1972 Harp
Israel Vinyl 1983 Harp
Superman And Other Galactic Heroes Vinyl 1979 Autoharp [Auto-Harp]
Natural Illusions Vinyl 1972 Harpsichord
Big Bad Bo Vinyl 1974 Conductor
Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Harp [Auto-harp]
The Astral Scene Vinyl 1968 Harp
Natural Illusions CD Harpsichord
In The Center Vinyl 1978 Coordinator [New York]
The Collected Works Of The Roches CD 2003 Harp
Tuneweaving Vinyl 1973 Harp
Natural Illusions CD Harpsichord
I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do Vinyl 1969 Harp
The Lotus Palace CD 1997 Harp
Uptown Dance Vinyl 1978 Contractor
Chaka Vinyl 1978 Strings
LaSo Vinyl 1977 Harp
Sweet Sensation Vinyl 1980 Contractor [String & Horn Contractor]
Another World Vinyl 1985 Harp
Big Bad Bo Vinyl 1974 Conductor
You're The One For Me Vinyl 1982 Harp, Contractor [String]
Original Broadway Cast - Jesus Christ Superstar Vinyl 1971 Harp
One-Way Love Affair CD 1993-01-25 Contractor [String & Horn]
Acting Up CD 2001-12-19 Harp, Harp [Synthesized]
Sweet Songs Of Love Vinyl 1964 Harp
Flute-In Vinyl 1971 Coordinator
Second To None Vinyl 1965 Harp
Leon Bryant CD 1994 Harp
Music Inspired By Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk 8-Track Cartridge 1977 Autoharp
Flute-In Vinyl 1973 Coordinator
A New Era Vinyl 1971 Harp
Uptown Dance Vinyl 1978 Contractor
Dig This! Vinyl Harp
Second To None Vinyl Harp
You're The One For Me Acetate 1982-03-09 Harp, Contractor [String]
I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do Vinyl 1969 Harp
You're The One For Me Vinyl 1982 Harp, Contractor [String]
Havana Candy Vinyl 1977 Strings
Music Inspired By Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Autoharp
Music Inspired By Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Autoharp
Israel Vinyl 1968 Harp
Chaka Vinyl 1978 Strings
He Don't Love You, Like I Love You CD 2005 Harp
Music Vinyl 1983 Harp, Other [Strings - Contractor]
Late Lament CD 1993 Harp
Music Inspired By Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Autoharp
Official Business CD 2013 Contractor [Horn & String]
You're The One For Me Vinyl 1982 Harp, Contractor [String]
The Final Comedown - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD 2003 Coordinator [Musical Coordination]
Havana Candy CD 1997 Strings
Uptown Dance Vinyl 1978 Contractor
Stephanie Vinyl 1981 Contractor [Horns, Strings]
Acting Up Vinyl 1978 Harp, Harp [Synthesized]
Leon Bryant Vinyl 1981 Harp
Tom Jones (The Original Musical Cast Recording) Vinyl Harp
The Astral Scene Vinyl 2013 Harp
Portrait Gallery CD 1993 Harp
What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin' Vinyl 1979 Contractor [Strings, Horns]
Hot House Flowers Vinyl 1984 Contractor [Musical]
Música Inspirada En 'Star Wars' Y Otro Galactic Funk Cassette 1977 Harp [Auto-harp]
Big Bad Bo Vinyl 1974 Conductor
Leon Bryant Vinyl 1981 Harp
Set Us Free CD 2008 Harp
Israel Vinyl 1968 Harp
Vintage '78 Vinyl 1978 Harp
Can't Shake This Feelin' Vinyl 1981 Contractor [Strings, Horns]
Flute-In CD 2014-01-22 Coordinator
Coming To You Live Vinyl 1980-08-20 Coordinator [Music Coordinator]
The Wizard Of Oz Vinyl 1978 Autoharp
Music Inspired By Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Autoharp
Music Inspired By Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk Vinyl 1977 Autoharp
Sweet Sensation Vinyl 1980 Contractor [String & Horn Contractor]
He Don't Love You, Like I Love You Vinyl 1975 Harp
Can't Shake This Feelin' Vinyl 1981-00-00 Contractor [Strings, Horns]
Music Vinyl 1983 Harp, Other [Strings - Contractor]
Stephanie Vinyl 1981 Contractor [Horns, Strings]
Official Business Vinyl 1982 Contractor [Horn & String]
Late Lament CD 1987 Harp
The Wizard Of Oz Vinyl 1978 Autoharp
The Wizard Of Oz Vinyl 1978 Autoharp
Coming To You Live Vinyl 1980-08-20 Coordinator [Music Coordinator]
... One Of A Kind Vinyl 1977-12-00 Contractor [String Section]
Desmond Blue CD 1997 Harp
Stephanie Vinyl 1981 Contractor [Horns, Strings]
You're The One For Me Vinyl 1982 Harp, Contractor [String]
Two-Headed Freap CD 1995 Harp
Blues In Orbit CD 2007-03-21 Harp
Original Broadway Cast - Jesus Christ Superstar Vinyl 1971 Harp
Superman And Other Galactic Heroes Vinyl 1979 Autoharp [Auto-Harp]
Coming To You Live Vinyl 1980 Coordinator [Music Coordinator]
Vintage '78 Vinyl 1978 Harp
Vintage '78 Vinyl 1978 Harp
Marlena CD 2006 Harp
Israel Vinyl 1968 Harp
In The Center CD 2008 Coordinator [New York]
Amuzement Park Vinyl 1982 Contractor [Strings]
Sweet Sensation Vinyl 1980 Contractor [String & Horn Contractor]

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