Buddy Bregman, 86, was a producer, arranger, and composer. He was only 25 years old when he helped launch Verve Records in 1956. But his career was far more varied than most people realize. He was born in Chicago in 1930. Jule Styne was his nephew. While studying at UCLA, he composed and conducted ‘Bazoom’ by Jerry Leiber (I Need Your Lovin’). He was named orchestra leader on the Gary Crosby Show, CBS radio in 1955. He met Norman Granz, a record label owner, at Rosemary Clooney’s home with Jose Ferrer. Granz was in the process to form Verve Records and appointed Bregman his first head of A shortly afterward.