Lew Soloff an American trumpet master

Lewis Michael Soloff  (February 20, 1944 – March 8, 2015) was an American jazz trumpeter, composer and actor.

Soloff was born in Brooklyn, New York City. He studied trumpet at the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School.

He worked with Blood, Sweat & Tears from 1968 until 1973. He will always be remembered by his featured solo in  SPINNING WHEEL.

Prior to this, he worked with Machito and the AfroCubans, Gil Evans, Tony Scott, Maynard Ferguson,  and Tito Puente.

His sound can also be appreciated with Vocal Trio JA LA LA in an album Tribute to Johnny Mercer and with The City Boys All-Stars .

LEW SOLOFF recorded Gil Evans’s  “Sketches of Spain”  with a New York City Orchestra, album which I presented entirely in my radio show SABROSO GUARAPO @ WOMM-LP 105.9 FM “The Radiator” in 2013.

He died of a heart attack in New York City at 71.

Yesterday, SUNDAY July 9th 2017,  SOLOFF  was in my radio show THE CUBAN BRIDGE @ WWPV 92.5 FM “The Mike” with THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER  in the album “COULDN’T BE HOTTER”  recorded live at Orchestra Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

JOHNSON plays all the styles of American Music and beyond

Thanks to him and other great Masters, we received HUNDREDS of Hits on the web !




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