February 13, 1918|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
August 8, 1989 (aged 71)|
Templeton, California, U.S.
|Associated acts||Frank Sinatra|
Irving "Irv" Cottler (February 13, 1918 – August 8, 1989) was an American drummer and sometime member of The Wrecking Crew, who recorded with Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Ella Fitzgerald, and many others. He was best known as the drummer for Frank Sinatra, with whom he worked for over 30 years beginning in 1953. He also performed for 12 years with the house band of The Dinah Shore Show.
Cottler died of a heart attack in Templeton, California, at the age of 71.
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With Count Basie
- Basie's in the Bag (Brunswick, 1967)
With Hoagy Carmichael
- Hoagy Sings Carmichael (Pacific Jazz, 1956)
With Sammy Davis Jr
- It's All Over but the Swingin' (Decca, 1957)
With Stan Kenton
- Kenton / Wagner (Capitol, 1964)
With Barney Kessel
- To Swing or Not to Swing (Contemporary, 1955)
With Skip Martin and His Orchestra
- Perspectives In Percussion (Somerset , 1960 and 1961 )