Harold Battiste

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Harold Battiste
Battiste in 2012
Battiste in 2012
Background information
Birth nameHarold Raymond Battiste, Jr.
Born(1931-10-28)October 28, 1931
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
DiedJune 19, 2015(2015-06-19) (aged 83)
GenresR&B, jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, arranger, record producer
InstrumentsSaxophone, piano
Years active1957–2015

Harold Raymond Battiste, Jr. (October 28, 1931 – June 19, 2015) was an American music composer, arranger, performer and teacher. He was best known for his work as an arranger on records by Sam Cooke, Joe Jones, Lee Dorsey, Sonny and Cher, Dr. John, and others.

Battiste died on June 19, 2015, aged 83, after a period of declining health.[1]

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Other websites[change | change source]

  • Harold Battiste's AFO Foundation
  • David Edwards; Mike Callahan (December 5, 2009). "A.F.O. Album Discography". Album Discographies. Both Sides Now Publications. Retrieved 6 February 2011.