Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Interview with Tony Horowitz Trumpet Player in Louis Prima's Last Band

Tony Horowitz begins talking about how Sam Butera and Louis Prima developed the modern lounge act.  He backed Prima in 1974-75 when the Vegas legend changed his sound with electric keyboards. Horowitz had come from playing with Ray Charles.  Tony also arranged most of Louis Prima's last LP.

Tony joined up with Butera and Prima when Prima's band members left to form The New Goofers high wire comedy act.  Hear what it was like to travel with Louis who refused to fly. And about the death of one of the greatest entertainers of all time. 

Towards the end Tony talks about working with Ray Charles.

Also: Do you know the story behind the John Denver song 'Leaving on a Jet Plane?'  It may surprise you! This interview took place in 2010. Sorry about the background noises, this was recorded for transcribing to text.