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Bumble Boogie

Composer: Freddy Martin

Instrument: Marimba and Piano

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Published: 2018

Price: €20.00

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  • Description +
    • Duration: 3 min.
      Arranged by Kana Omori

  • Instrumentation +
    • Marimba and Piano

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    • Performed by Manami Shiraishi (piano) and Kana Omori (marimba)

  • About the composer +
    • Frederick Alfred Martin (December 9, 1906 – September 30, 1983) was an American bandleader and tenor saxophonist.

      Freddy Martin was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Raised largely in an orphanage and by various relatives, Martin started out playing drums, then switched to C melody saxophone and subsequently tenor saxophone, the latter the one with which he would be identified. Early on, he had intended to become a journalist. He had hoped that he would earn enough money from his musical work to enter Ohio State University, but instead, he wound up becoming an accomplished musician. Martin led his own band while he was in high school, then played in various local bands. Freddy spent his spare time selling musical instruments; which also gave him an excuse to listen to the Lombardos play at the "Music Box". After working on a ship's band, Martin joined the Mason-Dixon band, then joined Arnold Johnson and Jack Albin. It was with Albin's "Hotel Pennsylvania Music" that he made his first recordings, for Columbia's Harmony, Velvet Tone, and Clarion 50-cent labels in 1930.

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