Crime Jazz

Pete One of the great arrangers of the Big Band era, Pete Rugulo has passed away at age 95. As a primary composer and arranger in the early and very successful years with the Stan Kenton Orchestra Pete became far more famous as a TV and film music composer.

Today on Ultra Lounge, you'll hear selections from Mr. Rugulo's Crime Jazz classic TV scores Richard Diamond, Boris Karloff's highly successful hosted show Thriller and other orchestrated works. "Rugulo deserves to be celebrated not only for his skills but for bringing 'cool jazz' to the massess without any of them even realizing it". I'll also tie in Rugulo to Listening to the Movies with selections from the great TV series The Fugitive and one of his film scores, Jack the Ripper. Don't miss the treats Pete has in store for you on Ultra Lounge Wed 2-3pm and Listening to the Movies 3-4pm .