Taswell Baird

Taswell Baird

Real Name:
Taswell Joseph Baird, Jr.
Profile:
Jazz trombonist.

Born : June 24, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Died: November 22, 2002 in Oakland, California

Taswell Baird, Jr (sometimes known as "Little Joe" from his middle name) was born in St Louis. He spent 50 years as a touring musician working with musicians "from Dizzy Gillespie to Lena Horne", and played on recordings by Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker and Louis Armstrong.

During the final year of his life, when he could no longer play the trombone, he took up the piano.

On November 5th, 2002, he was thrown from his wheelchair and beaten by robbers who stole $80 from him outside of his West Oakland retirement home. He died seventeen days later of injuries sustained during the robbery.
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Taswell Baird Discography

Instruments & Performance

8559 Jay McShann Jay McShann - Confessin' The Blues / Hootie Blues(Shellac, 10") Decca 8559 US 1941 Sell This Version
4387 Jay McShann And His Orchestra Jay McShann And His Orchestra - Lonely Boy Blues / Sepian Bounce(Shellac, 10") Decca 4387 US 1942 Sell This Version
447 Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra - Things To Come / Emanon(Shellac, 10") Musicraft 447 US 1947 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra - Ow ! / Oop-Pop-A-Da His Master's Voice UK 1948 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra - Two Bass Hit / Stay On It La Voix De Son Maître France 1948 Sell This Version
2003 Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra - I Want To Talk About You / I'll Wait And Pray(Shellac, 10") DeLuxe (2) 2003 US 1950 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High (Comp, Album) Savoy Records US 1955 Sell This Version
LDA D 44 Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Atmosphere(LP, Comp, RE) Allegro Elite LDA D 44 France 1956 Sell This Version
Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra - Mr. "B" (Comp) Audio Lab (3) US 1960 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra - The Dizzy Gillespie Story (Comp) Ember Records UK 1962 Sell This Version
87094/96 Various Lonely Boy Blues (as Joe Baird) Various - The Golden Book Of Classic Swing - Volume 2(3xLP, Comp) Brunswick 87094/96 Germany 1963 Sell This Version
Various Cool Breeze and 3 more… Various - The Be-Bop Era (Comp) RCA Victor US 1965 Sell This Version
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - 1944 - 1945 (Comp) Joker (2) Italy 1971 Sell This Version
100 Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra - Billy Eckstine Together(LP) Spotlite Records 100 UK 1972 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie Emanon and 1 more… Dizzy Gillespie - In The Beginning (Comp) Prestige US 1973 Sell This Version
FXM2 7080 Various Oop-Pop-A-Da (as Joe and 2 more… Various - Black And White Jazz Catalog(2xLP, Comp, RE) RCA FXM2 7080 France 1973 Sell This Version
Various Sepian Bounce (as Joe Baird) Various - Encyclopedia Of Jazz On Records - Vol. 3 The Forties, Vol. 4 The Fifties (Comp) MCA Records Canada 1974 Sell This Version
Billy Eckstine Billy Eckstine - Mister B. And The Band (Comp) Savoy Records US 1976 Sell This Version
510.151 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong - Complete Recorded Works 1935 - 1945(10xLP, Comp + Box) MCA Records 510.151 France 1976 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie - Live At The Downbeat Club Summer 1947 (Album) Jazz Guild Canada 1977 Sell This Version
64508 Billy Eckstine Billy Eckstine - The Swinging Mr. B.(LP, Album) Audiofidelity 64508 France 1983 Sell This Version
QSR 2415 Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra - Billy Eckstine Orchestra 1945(Cass, Album, RE) Alamac QSR 2415 US 1985 Sell This Version
CL89804 Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie - Diz Delights(LP, Comp, Mono) RCA CL89804 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
MVSCD-53 Dizzy Gillespie And His Sextets* / Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra Dizzy Gillespie And His Sextets* / Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra - Shaw 'Nuff(CD, Comp) Musicraft MVSCD-53 US 1988 Sell This Version
CD 53029 Various Oop-Pop-A-Da (as Joe and 2 more… Various - Be Bop - 1945-1953(CD, Comp) Giants Of Jazz CD 53029 Europe 1988 Sell This Version