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Pete Rugolo Interview

“My God, you do write like me, only you're way more modern," Kenton said, "I love your stuff.”

That was how Kenton reacted to hearing Rugolo’s music for the first time. Their partnership became legendary. Rugolo steered the already forward thinking band into a new world of sounds.

His music shrieks and screams. It grabs you by the collar and shakes you. And this mayhem emanates from a soft spoken gentle soul.

In the summer of 2000 i had the privilege of sitting down with Rugolo as he discussed his career, other writers, and his friendship with Stan Kenton.

Follow the link below to listen to this interview.

More information on Pete Rugolo can be found on the arranger page.

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