It’s Uan Rasey’s Birthday

Uan Rasey

Today, trumpet players the world over are celebrating Uan Rasey's 90th birthday. Listeners and moviegoers might be celebrating, too, if they knew that Rasey’s horn is the one they have heard gracing the sound tracks of some of the best-known films from the glory days of Hollywood. Among the pictures he enhanced: An American in Paris, Singing in the Rain, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Gigi, High Anxiety and perhaps most memorably, Chinatown. From 1949 through the first half of the 1970s Rasey … [Read more...]