Ronnie Lang

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Ronnie Lang
Birth name Ronald Langinger[1]
Born (1929-07-24) July 24, 1929 (age 87)
Chicago, Illinois
United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Alto saxophone
Associated acts

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).[2]

Partial discography[edit]

With Sammy Davis Jr

With Pete Rugolo

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph F. Clarke (1977). Pseudonyms. BCA. p. 99. 
  2. ^ Feather, Leonard (1984). The Encyclopedia of Jazz. New York: Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0306802140. 

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