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- Baculis, Al
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During the 1950s, Al Baculis played with the Canadian All Stars, but also with various bands led by Buck Lacombe. In 1958, he started to do studio work for the CBC. Around the same time, Al Baculis played and composed for several NFB films. From ca. 1965 to 1972, he led the Al Baculis Singers, a studio group working mainly for radio and television. Also in the 1960s, he led the Al Baculis Octet. Al Baculis wrote arrangements for the Ted Elfstrom Octet and played saxophone in the Johnny Holmes Orchestra.
In the mid-1960s, Baculis performed with Vic Vogel's band for Canadian soldiers in Europe and the Middle East.
Al Baculis composed and arranged the theme for the closing ceremonies of the 1976 Montréal Olympics.
From 1977 to 1986, Al Baculis taught arranging and composition at Vanier College, Montreal, and at McGill University, Montreal, from 1978 to 1983.
Al Baculis died on January 22, 2007 in Seminole, Florida, where he had lived since his retirement in 1993.
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The fonds illustrates Al Baculis’ career as a jazz musician.
The fonds consists of arrangements written by Al Baculis in the 1960s. It includes scores for Caravan, I believe in you, Love for sale, Out of Bounds, Round the Bend, Say si si, Will you still be mine?, and Wives and Lovers.