Arvell Shaw

Arvell Shaw

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Arvell Shaw
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American jazz double-bassist, best known for his work with Louis Armstrong.
b. September 15, 1923 - St. Louis, Missouri
d. December 5, 2002 - Roosevelt, New York

Shaw learned to play tuba in high school, but switched to bass soon after. In 1942 he worked with Fate Marable on riverboats traveling on the Mississippi River, then served in the Navy from 1942 to 1945. After his discharge he played with Armstrong in his last big band, from 1945 to 1947. Shaw and Sid Catlett then joined the Louis Armstrong All-Stars until 1950, when Shaw broke off to study music. He returned to play with Armstrong from 1952 to 1956, and performed in the 1956 musical High Society. Following this he worked at CBS with Russ Case, did time in Teddy Wilson's trio, and played with Benny Goodman at the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. After a few years in Europe, he played again with Goodman on a tour of Central America in 1962. From 1962-64 Shaw played again with Armstrong, and occasionally accompanied him through the end of the 1960s. After the 1960s Shaw mostly freelanced in New York and kept playing until his death. He recorded only once as a leader, a live concert from 1991 of his Satchmo Legacy Band.
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Arvell Shaw Discography

Albums

33SX 1076 Vic Dickenson, Taft Jordan, Arvell Shaw, Budd Johnson, George Berg, Andre Persiany*, Gus Johnson Vic Dickenson, Taft Jordan, Arvell Shaw, Budd Johnson, George Berg, Andre Persiany*, Gus Johnson - Skin Tight And Cymbal Wise!(LP, Album) Columbia 33SX 1076 UK 1958 Sell This Version
3002, ST-55859 Wild Bill Davison, Buzzy Drootin, Herb Hall, Claude Hopkins, Benny Morton, Arvell Shaw Wild Bill Davison, Buzzy Drootin, Herb Hall, Claude Hopkins, Benny Morton, Arvell Shaw - The Jazz Giants(LP, Album) Sackville Recordings, Sackville Recordings 3002, ST-55859 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
SR-0195 Arvell Shaw Arvell Shaw & The Swing Legacy All-Stars(CDr, Album) Squatty Roo Records SR-0195 2000 Sell This Version
SR-0194 Arvell Shaw And The Louis Armstrong Legacy Band Arvell Shaw And The Louis Armstrong Legacy Band - A Tribute To Satchmo(CD) Chambermusik SR-0194 US 2013 Sell This Version
SR-0224 Arvell Shaw And The Louis Armstrong Legacy Band Arvell Shaw And The Louis Armstrong Legacy Band - Live At Bern Jazz Festival 1993(CDr, Album) Squatty Roo Records SR-0224 US 2014 Sell This Version
SR-0257 Arvell Shaw And The Louis Armstrong Legacy Band Featuring Wynton Marsalis Arvell Shaw And The Louis Armstrong Legacy Band Featuring Wynton Marsalis - Live At Hofstra 1993(CDr, Album) Squatty Roo Records SR-0257 US 2016 Sell This Version
Buster Bailey, Vic Dickenson, Marty Napoleon, Arvell Shaw, Rex Stewart, George Wettling, "Pee Wee" Irwin*, Claude Hopkins, Milt Hinton Buster Bailey, Vic Dickenson, Marty Napoleon, Arvell Shaw, Rex Stewart, George Wettling, "Pee Wee" Irwin*, Claude Hopkins, Milt Hinton - Drumsticks, Trumpets & Dixieland (Album, Comp) Grand Prix Series US Unknown Sell This Version
WWLA 108 Barrett Deems, Arvell Shaw, Johnny Mince, Johnny Guarnieri, Tom Artin Barrett Deems, Arvell Shaw, Johnny Mince, Johnny Guarnieri, Tom Artin - The Wonderful World Of Louis Armstrong(LP, Album) The Wonderful World Of Louis Armstrong Records WWLA 108 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BR 356 Rex Stewart, Arvell Shaw, Marty Napoleon, Buster Bailey, Vic Dickenson, George Wettling Rex Stewart, Arvell Shaw, Marty Napoleon, Buster Bailey, Vic Dickenson, George Wettling - The Golden Era Of Dixieland Jazz Vol. 2(7", EP) Bravo! Records BR 356 UK 1965 Sell This Version

Compilations

FS 320, FS-320 Rex Stewart, Vic Dickenson, Buster Bailey, Marty Napoleon, Pee Wee Erwin, Milt Hinton, George Wettling, Arvell Shaw, Claude Hopkins Rex Stewart, Vic Dickenson, Buster Bailey, Marty Napoleon, Pee Wee Erwin, Milt Hinton, George Wettling, Arvell Shaw, Claude Hopkins - The Roots Of Dixieland Jazz Volume II(LP, Comp) Everest, Archive Of Folk & Jazz Music FS 320, FS-320 US 1976 Sell This Version