Axel Stordahl

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Genres: Jazz, Pop, Seasonal, Vocals

Axel Stordahl (August 8, 1913 - August 30, 1963) was an arranger who was active from the late 1930s through the 1950s. He is perhaps best known for his work with Frank Sinatra in the 1940s at Columbia Records. With his sophisticated orchestrations, Stordahl is credited with helping to bring pop arranging into the modern age. Stordahl was born in Staten Island, New York to Norwegian parents. He began his career as a trumpeter in Jazz bands which played in dance halls. In 1935, he joined Tommy Dorsey's new orchestra and soon became the band's main arranger. In January 1940, Sinatra joined the group as vocalist, and it became apparent that Stordahl's arrangements were particularly well suited t... Continue Bio >>

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