Bellson, Louie. (1924–2009)
Signed Photograph to George Gaber
Signed photograph of the American jazz drummer, who has inscribed "To George/ a great percussionist/ Louie Bellson." Additional clipped signature and inscription mounted to upper left corner: "To George Gaber/ Thanks for a lifetime of dedicated excellence/ Louie Bellson." Tape remnant and associated surface loss along lower margin, else fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).
From the collection of George Gaber (1916–2007), noted percussionist who performed with a number of professional ensembles, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Baltimore Symphony and worked with Leonard Bernstein, Otto Klemperer, Igor Stravinsky, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington and many others over the span of his career. From 1960 to 1986 taught percussion at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and was also an artist in residence at Carnegie Mellon University, an adjudicator for National Music Arts in Japan and the Canadian Music Competition, and a Hall of Fame recipient in Percussion Arts Society.