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Nat Pierce

Nathaniel Pierce Blish Jr., known professionally as Nat Pierce (July 16, 1925 – June 10, 1992) was an American jazz pianist and prolific composer and arranger, perhaps best known for being pianist and arranger for the Woody Herman band from 1951 to 1955. Pieces by Pierce were predominantly created for use in big bands.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 16th, 1925 (Somerville), Died June 10th, 1992 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 65 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 89749 4/10/1956 Frank, but Ernest Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 89750 4/10/1956 Close cover before striking Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 89751 4/10/1956 From A to Z Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 89752 4/10/1956 It looks like rain Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 89753 4/11/1956 we three Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 89754 4/11/1956 The flat cap Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 89755 4/11/1956 The Sonn also rises Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 89756 4/11/1956 Lmeon twist Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100240 June 1956 I'll buy that dream Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100241 June 1956 Maple leaf rag Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100242 June 1956 Slippery when wet Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100243 June 1956 You call it madness Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100244 June 1956 A trip to Nathan's Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100245 June 1956 Old Rev Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100246 June 1956 Sioux City six Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100247 June 1956 That's all Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100248 June 1956 I ain't got nobody Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100249 June 1956 Rojiserro Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100667 10/1/1956 Darn that dream Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100668 10/1/1956 Walk with me Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100669 10/1/1956 The touch of your lips Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100670 10/1/1956 Stop, look and run Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100671 10/2/1956 Prelude to a kiss Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100672 10/2/1956 Lullaby of the leaves Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100673 10/2/1956 What is there to say Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 65 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pierce, Nat," accessed November 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207941.

Pierce, Nat. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207941.

"Pierce, Nat." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 November 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207941

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