Leroy Shield now also on the piano!
The Italian pianist Alessandro Simonetto has recorded a CD with music by Leroy Shield, the composer responsible for most of the background music of Hal Roach Comedies: Laurel & Hardy, Our Gang, Charley Chase, etc.
On this CD we hear for the first time the original piano music and the original piano transcriptions made by Shield himself before he picked up the catchy tunes with an orchestra. Alessandro notes that this is the first world release of the Leroy Shield’s original piano music.
The disc has not yet appeared, but can be expected in November or December of this year.