Harry Betts (15 September 1922 – 13 July 2012) was an American jazz trombonist.
|Born||September 15, 1922|
New York, U.S.
|Died||July 13, 2012(aged 89)|
|Associated acts||Stan Kenton|
Born in New York and raised in Fresno, California, he was active as a jazz trombonist and played with Stan Kenton's orchestra in the 1950s. He can be heard on the album Get Happy! (Verve, 1959) by Ella Fitzgerald.
He wrote and orchestrated soundtracks for several films, including A Swingin' Summer (1965), The Big Mouth (1967), A Time for Dying (1969), The Fantastic Plastic Machine (1969), Goodnight, My Love (1972), Black Mama White Mama (1972), Little Cigars (1973) and Nice Dreams (1981). Music from his score to Black Mama White Mama was used in the 2003 soundtrack for Kill Bill, Volume 1.
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- The Jazz Soul of Dr. Kildare (Ava, 1962)
With Elmer Bernstein
- "The Man with the Golden Arm" (Decca, 1956)
With Bobby Darin
- Venice Blue (Capitol)
With Fred Katz
- Folk Songs for Far Out Folk (Warner Bros., 1958)
With Stan Kenton
- Stan Kenton's Milestones (Capitol, 1943–47 )
- Encores (Capitol, 1947)
- A Presentation of Progressive Jazz (Capitol, 1947)
- Innovations in Modern Music (Capitol, 1950)
- Stan Kenton Presents (Capitol, 1950)
- This Modern World (Capitol, 1953)
- The Kenton Era (Capitol, 1940–54, )
- The Innovations Orchestra (Capitol, 1950–51 )
With Barney Kessel
- Carmen (Contemporary, 1959)
With Shorty Rogers
- Cool and Crazy (RCA Victor, 1953)
- Shorty Rogers Courts the Count (RCA Victor, 1954)
- Jazz Waltz (Reprise, 1962)
With Pete Rugolo
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