|Birth name||Ronald Langinger|
July 24, 1929 |
Ronnie Lang (sometimes spelled Ronny; born July 24, 1929) is an American jazz alto saxophonist. His professional début was with Hoagy Carmichael's Teenagers. He also played with Earle Spencer (1946), Ike Carpenter, and Skinnay Ennis (1947). Lang gained attention during his two tenures with Les Brown's Orchestra (1949–50 and 1953–56). He recorded with the Dave Pell Octet in the mid-1950s. During this time he attended Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences studying music and woodwinds. In 1958 he became a prolific studio musician in Los Angeles, often employed by Henry Mancini. Lang also recorded with Pete Rugolo (1956), Bob Thiele (1975), and Peggy Lee (1975).
With Sammy Davis Jr
- It's All Over but the Swingin' (Decca, 1957)
With Pete Rugolo
- Music for Hi-Fi Bugs (EmArcy, 1956)
- Out on a Limb (EmArcy, 1956)
- The Original Music of Thriller (Time, 1961)
- Bruyninckx, Walter (1979). 60 Years of Recorded Jazz, 1917–1977. Mechelen, Belgium. OCLC 6436260.
- Kernfeld, Barry Dean; Sadie, Stanley (1988). Kernfeld, Barry, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-0935859393.
- Kinkle, Roger D. (1974). The Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Jazz, 1900–1950. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House Publishers. ISBN 978-0870002298.
- Room, Adrian (2010). Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins (5th ed.). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 274. ISBN 978-0786457632.