Arnold Ross (January 29, 1921, Boston - June 5, 2000, Culver City, California) was an American jazz pianist.
Arnold learned clarinet, trumpet, and violin as a child before picking up piano when he was twelve years old. He played on a cruise ship before relocating to New York City, working there with Jack Jenney. He then joined Vaughn Monroe's backing band, and in 1943 was drafted and entered the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. From 1944 to 1947 he worked with Harry James; around the same time he played with Harry Edison, Charlie Ventura, and Charlie Parker. He moved to California in 1947, working with Lena Horne, Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Crosby, and Billy Eckstine, in addition to leading his own small group.
By 1960 Ross had become addicted to heroin, and entered a Synanon treatment program; he became affiliated with the Synanon organization and appeared in the Synanon film in 1965. He worked extensively with Nelson Riddle from 1968 to 1976, and was active as a touring performer into the 1990s.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 29, 1921 (Boston), Died June 5, 2000 (Culver City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1954
Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, accordion, electric organ, composer
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Recordings (Results 76-84 of 84 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||L 6514||11/12/1951||You'll never know||Georgie Auld Orchestra ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 6585||1/10/1952||Please Mr. Sun||Georgie Auld ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 6586||1/10/1952||If you go||Georgie Auld ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 6587||1/10/1952||Tenderly||Georgie Auld ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 6588||1/10/1952||The touch of your lips||Georgie Auld ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 7665||5/7/1954||I know why||Modernaires||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 7666||5/7/1954||That's you, that's me, that's love||Modernaires||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 7667||5/7/1954||Mine! Mine! Mine!||Modernaires||instrumentalist, piano|
|Signature||LS 1945||1/31/1946||Meandering [take 1||Shorty Sherock Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ross, Arnold," accessed October 4, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105061.
Ross, Arnold. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105061.
"Ross, Arnold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 October 2023.
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