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Arvell Shaw

b, 1923-2002 US, St. Louis
Musician of Jazz

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.

        
Instruments
  • Bass
  • Double bass
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Now You Has Jazz - From High Society (1956) on Hollywood Swing & Jazz by Benny Goodman
Hello, Dolly! on Who's Who in Jazz Presents Lionel Hampton by Lionel Hampton
Cabaret on Lionel Hampton Presents: Cozy Cole & Marty Napoleon by Cozy Cole & Marty Napoleon
Jeepers Creepers on Who's Who in Jazz Presents Lionel Hampton by Lionel Hampton
I Would Do Most Anything For You on The Roots of Dixieland Jazz Volume II by Various Artists
Some Day You'll Be Sorry on Lionel Hampton Presents: Cozy Cole & Marty Napoleon by Cozy Cole & Marty Napoleon
Louis' Dream on Lionel Hampton Presents: Cozy Cole & Marty Napoleon by Cozy Cole & Marty Napoleon
Short Ribs on Lionel Hampton Presents: Cozy Cole & Marty Napoleon by Cozy Cole & Marty Napoleon
Mack the Knife on Lionel Hampton Presents: Cozy Cole & Marty Napoleon by Cozy Cole & Marty Napoleon
Back Home Again in Indiana on Lionel Hampton Presents: Cozy Cole & Marty Napoleon by Cozy Cole & Marty Napoleon

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Live At Hofstra 1993Arvell Shaw And The Louis Armstrong Legacy Band Featuring Wynton Marsalis2016Album
All That Jazz, Vol. 74: Live In Boston - 30th November 1947Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars Featuing Jack Teagarden ・ Barney Bigard ・ Dick Cary ・ Arvell Shaw ・ Velma Middleton2016Album
Live At Bern Jazz Festival 1993Arvell Shaw And The Louis Armstrong Legacy Band2014Album
International Jazz GroupArvell Shaw, Budd Johnson, André Persiany2014Single
A Tribute To SatchmoArvell Shaw And The Louis Armstrong Legacy Band2013Album
The International Jazz Group - Volume OneThe International Jazz Group International Jazz Group Arvell Shaw, Taft Jordan, Vic Dickenson, Budd Johnson, André Persiany, Gus Johnson, George Berg1985Album
Who’s Who In Jazz Presents: Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton with Grady Tate, Milt Hinton, Hank Jones, Vinnie Bell, Candido, Arvell Shaw, Cozy Cole, "Big Chief" Russell Moore and Earl `Fatha` Hines1977Album
The Roots Of Dixieland Jazz Volume IIRex Stewart, Vic Dickenson, Buster Bailey, Marty Napoleon, Pee Wee Erwin, Milt Hinton, George Wettling, Arvell Shaw, Claude Hopkins1976Compil.
The Jazz GiantsWild Bill Davison, Buzzy Drootin, Herb Hall, Claude Hopkins, Benny Morton, Arvell Shaw1970Album
The Jazz GiantsThe Jazz Giants Featuring Wild Bill Davison, Buzzy Drootin, Herb Hall, Claude Hopkins, Benny Morton, Arvell Shaw1968Album
The Golden Era Of Dixieland Jazz Vol. 2Rex Stewart, Arvell Shaw, Marty Napoleon, Buster Bailey, Vic Dickenson, George Wettling1965Single
Skin Tight And Cymbal Wise!Vic Dickenson, Taft Jordan, Arvell Shaw, Budd Johnson, George Berg, André Persiany, Gus Johnson1958Album
Dixieland U.S.A.Arvell Shaw, Pee Wee Russell, Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson, Bud Freeman, Jo Jones, Lou CarterAlbum
The Wonderful World Of Louis ArmstrongBarrett Deems, Arvell Shaw, Johnny Mince, Johnny Guarnieri, Tom ArtinAlbum
Drumsticks, Trumpets & DixielandVic Dickenson / Marty Napoleon / George Wettling / Rex Stewart / Arvell Shaw / Buster Bailey / Pee Wee Erwin / Milt Hinton / Claude HopkinsAlbum
Louis Armstrong All StarsLouis Armstrong And His All-Stars, Jack Teagarden, Barney Bigard, Earl Hines, Arvell Shaw, Sidney Catlett, Velma MiddletonAlbum
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