About Les Baxter
Les Baxter (March 14, 1922 â January 15, 1996) was an American musician and composer. Baxter studied piano at the Detroit Conservatory before moving to Los Angeles for further studies at Pepperdine College. Abandoning a concert career as a pianist, he turned to popular music as a singer. At the age of 23 he joined Mel TormÃ©'s Mel-Tones, singing on Artie Shaw records such as "What Is This Thing Called Love?".