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Fred Katz (1919–2013)

Composer, songwriter ("Satan Wears a Satin Gown"), conductor, cellist and teacher Fred Katz won scholarships and fellowships in cello and piano. He was the music director for the 7th Army Headquarters, and also for Lena Horne, Mindy Carson, Vic Damone, Ken Nordine and Frankie Laine, and was a cellist and composer for the The Chico Hamilton Quintet... See full bio »

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Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights Soundtrack
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 1971 The Birth of Aphrodite (Short)
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Rebel in Paradise (Documentary)
 1959 A Bucket of Blood (music by)
 1959 The Ten Commandments (TV Movie)
 1958 T Is for Tumbleweed (Short)
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Works: "Cello Concerto No. 1"; "Viola Sonata"; "To Paul Klee (No. 1 & 2)"; "Adagio" (string quartet); "Madrigal" (choir, cello); "Prelude to a Jazz Poet" (piano); "Lord Randall" (quintet); "Clarinet Rhapsody"; "Blues for Piatigorsky" (cello, piano); "Violin and Cello Duet"; "Word Jazz"; and "Son of Word Jazz". See more »

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Taught John Densmore who is the band 'The Doors' when Fred became a professor of ethic music in the Anthropology Department at California State University at Northbridge for over 30 years. See more »

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