William Russo, better known as Bill Russo (June 25, 1928 – January 11, 2003), was an American jazz musician. He is considered one of the greatest jazz composers and arrangers.
A former student of the jazz pianist Lennie Tristano, Russo wrote ground-breaking orchestral scores for the Stan Kenton Orchestra in the 1950s, including 23 Degrees N 82 Degrees W, Frank Speaking, and Portrait of a Count. One of the more famous works he wrote for the Kenton Orchestra is Halls…
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