Lou Stein

Lou Stein is a swing-oriented pianist but he has always been able fit in commercial, Dixieland and bop settings. In 1942, his first significant association was with Ray McKinley’s band. Stein was in the military and played with Glenn Miller’s Army Air Force Band while he was there, but he didn’t travel overseas. His work with Charlie Ventura (1946-1947), and his most well-known composition, “East of Suez,” earned him recognition. Stein was a studio musician after that period. He still performed and recorded with the Lawson-Haggart Band (1946-1947), Benny Goodman and Sarah Vaughan. Later, he recorded his 1994 album for Pullen with Flip Phillips (1969-1972), Joe Venuti (1972-1972), and Flip Phillips (1969-1972). Allmusic

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