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Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni, who performs as Louie Bellson, was an American drummer. He is one of the few jazz drummers to be considered a worthy rival for Buddy Rich.

Regarded by Duke Ellington as "the world's greatest drummer", Bellson was a composer, arranger, bandleader and a tireless jazz educator who pioneered the use of two bass drums, and in terms of the speed of his hands and feet and the wonderful, percussive "ideas" he conveys on… read more

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    great drummer and influential musician. he'll be missed.

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