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Charlie Shavers

Charlie Shavers
Born: Aug 3, 1917 in New York, NY
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Died: Jul 8, 1971 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz
Biography: Charlie Shavers was one of the great trumpeters to emerge during the swing era, a virtuoso with an open-minded and extroverted style along with a strong sense of humor. He originally played piano and banjo before switching to trumpet, and he developed very quickly. In 1935, he was with Tiny Bradshaw's ...Read full biography
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Released: 1961
Label: Everest
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This LP may be a bit difficult to find, but it is one of swing trumpeter Charlie Shavers' finest as a leader. His playing on an up-tempo "The Best Things in Life Are Free" is quite spectacular and, although ...Read full review
Girl of My Dreams
Released: 1959
Label: Everest
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More Charlie Shavers albums: Main Albums (16), Compilations (29)