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George Duvivier

b, 1920-1985 US, New York City
Musician / Composer of Jazz

George Duvivier (August 17, 1920 – July 11, 1985) was an American jazz double-bass player.Duvivier was born in New York City and took up the cello and also the violin while in high school before settling on the bass. He also learned composition and scoring before going out on the road with Lucky Millinder and then with the Cab Calloway bands of the early 40s after a stint in the army. He was an excellent composer and scored many tunes for those two big bands. He was a freelance bassist for most of his life, never belonging to any one particular group for any extended period of time, but played with some of jazz's greatest. He was Bud Powell's bassist in 1953, during the sessions for The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 2, for which he contributed arrangements. He was a member of Eddie "Lockjaw" Da

  • Bass
  • Bass guitar
  • Violin
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Plays With
Al Caiola And The Nile River Boys
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra
Billy Taylor Quartet
Bob Brookmeyer And His Orchestra
Bobby Tucker Trio
Buddy DeFranco Quintet
Buster Harding's Orchestra
Carmen Leggio Quartet
Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra
Chuck Wayne Quintet
Clark Terry's Septet
Claude Hopkins All Stars
Derek Smith Trio
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Trio
Eddie Lockjaw Davis Quartet
George Russell Orchestra
Gerry Mulligan's New Sextet
Hank Jones Trio
Hazel Scott Trio
Herbie Nichols Trio
Hugo Montenegro And His Orchestra
Jim Timmens And His Jazz All-Stars
Lionel Hampton And His All-Star Alumni Big Band
Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra
Mal Waldron Trio
Mundell Lowe And His All Stars
New York New York
Ninapinta And His Bongos And Congas
Oliver Nelson And His Orchestra
Oliver Nelson Quintet
Phil Bodner & Company
Ray Turner Quartet
Sonny Clark Trio
Soprano Summit
Tadd Dameron And His Orchestra
Terry Gibbs And His Orchestra
The Bud Powell Trio
The Budd Johnson Quintet
The Buddy Tate All Stars
The Chico Hamilton Trio
The Creed Taylor Orchestra
The Doc Severinsen Sextet
The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Quintet
The George Benson Quartet
The Gil Melle Quartet
The Harry Edison Quartet
The Jazz Interactions Orchestra
The Louie Bellson Quintet
The Oliver Nelson Sextet
The Prestige All Stars
The Ram Ramirez Trio
The Tubby Hayes Sextet
The Vic Dickenson Quintet
The Wilbur Harden Quartet
Willie Rodriguez Jazz Quartet
Bud Freeman's All Star Orchestra
Living Jazz
Rusty Dedrick
The Brass Choir
Frank Hunter And His Orchestra
Clea Bradford
Ronnie Odrich
Orquesta Joe Cain
Marian Montgomery
Teal Joy
Les Summers & His Orchestra
Sonny Lester & His Orchestra
Muse Allstars
The Billy Taylor Orchestra
Louis Armstrong And His Friends
Arnett Cobb And The Muse All Stars
Paul Desmond With Strings
Caiola Combo
The Shubert Alley Cats
The Baroque Orchestra
Jimmie Lunceford And His Harlem Express
The Cat Anderson Orchestra
Warren Kime And His Brass Impact Orchestra
George Romanis And His Orchestra
The Rusty Dedrick Orchestra
The Bob Wilber Quintet
The Porgy And Bess All-Stars
Saxes, Inc.
Gigi Gryce Orch-tette
The Muse All stars
The Paul Weeden Trio
Cat Anderson And His Orchestra
The Dick Wellstood All-Stars
The Medieval Jazz Quartet
Mundell Lowe's Jazzmen
Pat Windsor
The Sonny Truitt Quintet/Octet
The Bob Wilber All-Stars
The Music Of Don Redman
Bellini And His Orchestra
Popular Tracks   
Honey Flower on Coleman Hawkins And His Confreres by Various Artists
Rosetta on Ding Dong by Vic Dickenson
Isle Of Golden Dreams on Ding Dong by Vic Dickenson
Penthouse Serenade on Ding Dong by Vic Dickenson
On the Trail - Live on Nice Jazz by Harry "Sweets" Edison
Dedita on Piazzolla plays Piazzolla by Astor Piazzolla
Five O'Clock Whistle on Ding Dong by Vic Dickenson
Nothin' but Trouble on My Mind on My Kind of Blues by Debby Moore
Blue And Brokenhearted on Ding Dong by Vic Dickenson
Plus Ultra on Piazzolla plays Piazzolla by Astor Piazzolla

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
GreetingsLouis Bellson Quintet, Charlie Shavers, Zoot Sims, Seldon Powell, George Duvivier2009Compil.
I Love My WomanJoe Newman, Hank Jones, George Duvivier, Alan Dawson2000Album
Get Happy! More Jazz In 2 Keys (A Rhythm Background Record For Any Musician Or Vocalist)Hank Jones, Mundell Lowe, George Duvivier, Don Lamond, Mantego1993Album
Swing ReunionTeddy Wilson, Benny Carter, Red Norvo, Louis Bellson, Remo Palmieri, George Duvivier, Freddie Green1985Album
Loose WalkLouis Bellson, George Duvivier, Warren Parrish, Jack Scott1983Album
Jazz On A Sunday Afternoon Vol. IIIGeorge Benson, George Duvivier, Al Harewood, Mickey Tucker1982Album
Jazz GiantsStéphane Grappelli, Slam Stewart, Johnny Guarnieri, Jimmy Shirley, Joe Newman, Hank Jones, George Duvivier, Alan Dawson1981Compil.
Jazz On A Sunday Afternoon Vol. IGeorge Benson, George Duvivier, Al Harewood, Mickey Tucker1981Album
Jazz On A Sunday Afternoon Vol. IIGeorge Benson, George Duvivier, Al Harewood, Mickey Tucker1981Album
Easy To LoveHank Jones / George Duvivier / Shelly Manne1979Album
Rhythm Background For Any Musician Or VocalistHank Jones, Mundell Lowe, George Duvivier, Don Lamond, Montego Joe, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson1978Album
Bud Powell With George Duvivier & Art TaylorBud Powell With George Duvivier & Art Taylor1978Compil.
Songs For New LoversDardanelle With Bucky Pizzarelli, George Duvivier, Grady Tate1978Album
Midnight Slows Vol. 8Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones, Sir Charles Thompson, J.C. Heard, George Duvivier1978Album
GiantsDizzy Gillespie, Bobby Hackett, Mary Lou Williams, Grady Tate & George Duvivier1971Album
The Soul Of JazzBill Harris, Joe Wilder, Bobby Jaspar, Pepper Adams, Eddie Costa, George Duvivier, Art Taylor, J. Billy VerPlanck1958Album
The Rodgers and Hart Song BookJimmy Jones, Jimmy Raney, George Duvivier, Jo Jones, Joe Puma, Roy Haynes1951Album
2X4 Jazz In The RoundCharlie Small, George Duvivier, Bobby DonaldsonAlbum
The Rodgers and Hart Song BookJimmy Jones, Jimmy Raney, George Duvivier, Jo Jones, Joe Puma, Roy HaynesAlbum
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 50Joe Newman, Hank Jones, George Duvivier, Alan DawsonAlbum
They Laughed When I Sat Down To Play...Tyree Glenn, Seldon Powell, George Duvivier, Roy Haynes, Mal WaldronAlbum
Jive At FiveBuddy Tate, Doc Cheatham, Vic Dickenson, Johnny Guarnieri, George Duvivier, Oliver JacksonAlbum
Do-It-Yourself Music Of Cole PorterRay Bryant, Kenny Burrell, George Duvivier, Art TaylorAlbum
Little Jazz DuetsCharlie Small, George Duvivier, Bobby DonaldsonAlbum
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