Frederick Katz (February 25, 1919 – September 7, 2013) was an American cellist and composer. He was among the earliest jazz musicians to establish the cello as a viable improvising solo instrument. Katz has been described in CODA magazine as "the first real jazz cellist." Cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm (b. 1962), who recorded a 2002 tribute album to the older musician (A Valentine For Fred Katz, Atavistic Records), praises Katz for introducing his instrument to jazz: "[Katz] managed to find a way to make it swing."
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Birth and Death Data: Born February 25, 1919 (Brooklyn), Died September 7, 2013 (Santa Monica)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957 - 1959
Roles Represented in DAHR: cello, piano
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 40 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||102823||7/12/1957||Jonalah||Forrest "Chico" Hamilton||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10180||6/3/1957||Cheek to Chico||Chico Hamilton Quintet||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10181||6/3/1957||Sidney's theme||Chico Hamilton Quintet||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10182||6/3/1957||Susan||Chico Hamilton Quintet||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10183||6/3/1957||Goodbye baby||Chico Hamilton Quintet||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10671||12/16/1957||Any old time||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10672||12/16/1957||What's new||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10673||12/16/1957||Without a word of warning||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10674||12/16/1957||The night we called it a day||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10693||1/15/1958||The toy that never was||Fred Katz||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10694||1/15/1958||Andante||Fred Katz||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10695||1/15/1958||Come with me||Fred Katz||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10696||1/15/1958||Satori||Fred Katz||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10697||1/15/1958||I'm glad there is you||Fred Katz||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10698||1/15/1958||Lament of the oracles||Fred Katz||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10716||1/22/1958||Wayfaring stranger||Paul Horn||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10717||1/22/1958||Intermezzo||Paul Horn||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10718||1/22/1958||Circus||Paul Horn||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10719||1/22/1958||Country gardens||Paul Horn||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10720||1/22/1958||The vidiot||Paul Horn||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10721||1/22/1958||Time after time||Paul Horn||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10973||5/26/1958||Sophisticated lady||Fred Katz||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10974||5/26/1958||Four five six||Fred Katz||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10975||5/26/1958||Isn't it romantic?||Fred Katz||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||L 10976||5/26/1958||Delia||Fred Katz||instrumentalist, cello|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Katz, Fred," accessed June 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205252.
Katz, Fred. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205252.
"Katz, Fred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 June 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: Fred Katz (cellist)
Discogs: Fred Katz
Allmusic: Fred Katz
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Katz, Fred, 1919-2013 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n93001102
Wikidata: Fred Katz (cellist) - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1452393
MusicBrainz: Fred Katz - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/18832cee-bac3-44c3-aa45-1aee721bb3ed
ISNI: 0000 0001 2133 0066 - http://www.isni.org/isni/0000000121330066
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