Irving Ashby

Nom Civil:
Irving C. Ashby
Profil:
Born : December 29, 1920 in Someville, Massachusetts.
Died : April 22, 1987 in Perris, California.
During the rock & roll era, Irving Ashby was a prolific session guitarist in and around Los Angeles, where he worked as a freelance musician. But like so many session players on R&R records, he was basically a jazzman, who had to adapt to the Big Beat in order to pay the bills. Irving Ashby was in demand primarily for his solid rhythm playing, but he was also a very adept soloist. Ashby began playing guitar at age nine. In 1940 he joined Lionel Hampton's band and continued playing with Hampton for two years. Ashby is the guitarist on Hampton's influential "Flying Home" (1942). In 1947 he joined Nat King Cole's Trio, replacing Oscar Moore. He joined Oscar Peterson's trio in 1952 and was a prominent member of Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic at that time. He also led his own sextet, with which he recorded for United Artists Records, and was active as a teacher, publishing a guitar instruction book in the process. In the mid and late 50's Ashby was more often found in the recording studios, both as a guitarist and an upright bass player. For the Imperial label he played on many instrumental recordings, first with The Ernie Freeman Combo, later with drummer Sandy Nelson. Ashby also recorded instrumentals under his own name. By the 60's Ashby was also working outside the music field, but continued playing from time to time, sometimes brought back into the limelight by various guitarists whom he had strongly influenced, such as Howard Roberts.
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Albums

Irving Ashby - Swinging Lester Young illustration d'album Lester Young With Howard McGhee, Chico Hamilton, Willie Smith (2), Curtis Counce, Joe Albany, Vic Dickenson, Irving Ashby Lester Young With Howard McGhee, Chico Hamilton, Willie Smith (2), Curtis Counce, Joe Albany, Vic Dickenson, Irving Ashby - Swinging Lester Young (Comp) Score (3) US 1957 Vendre cette version
Irving Ashby - Memoirs illustration d'album Irving Ashby Memoirs (Album) Accent (2) US 1977 Vendre cette version
33C 1037 Irving Ashby - Oscar Peterson Plays Pretty illustration d'album Oscar Peterson With Ray Brown And Irving Ashby Oscar Peterson With Ray Brown And Irving Ashby - Oscar Peterson Plays Pretty(10", Album, Mono) Columbia 33C 1037 UK Unknown Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

150 Irving Ashby - Oodie Coo Bop illustration d'album Howard McGhee, Lucky Thompson, Jack McVea, Irving Ashby, Jimmy Bunn, Red Callender Howard McGhee, Lucky Thompson, Jack McVea, Irving Ashby, Jimmy Bunn, Red Callender - Oodie Coo Bop(Shellac, 10") Black & White 150 US 1949 Vendre cette version
Irving Ashby - Night Winds / Loco-Motion illustration d'album Irving Ashby Night Winds / Loco-Motion (Single) Imperial US 1957 Vendre cette version
Irving Ashby - Guitar Rock / Gonna Have A Good Time	 illustration d'album Irving Ashby Guitar Rock / Gonna Have A Good Time (Single) Imperial Canada 1957 Vendre cette version
Irving Ashby - Big Guitar / Motatin' illustration d'album Irving Ashby Big Guitar / Motatin' (Single) Imperial US 1958 Vendre cette version
X2004 Irving Ashby - Rock-A-Cha illustration d'album Irving Ashby Rock-A-Cha(7", Single) Knight (2) X2004 US 1958 Vendre cette version
V.2004 Irving Ashby - Lover (Part 1) / Lover (Part 2) illustration d'album Erroll Garner, Red Callender, Irving Ashby, Jackie Mills Erroll Garner, Red Callender, Irving Ashby, Jackie Mills - Lover (Part 1) / Lover (Part 2)(Shellac, 10") Vogue Records V.2004 UK Unknown Vendre cette version

Compilations

Cd 53160 Irving Ashby - The Nat King Cole Trio 1949-1951 illustration d'album Nat King Cole Trio* with Irving Ashby & Joe Comfort Nat King Cole Trio* with Irving Ashby & Joe Comfort - The Nat King Cole Trio 1949-1951(CD, Comp) Giants Of Jazz Cd 53160 Unknown Vendre cette version