Paul Bascomb ((1912-02-12)February 12, 1912, Birmingham, Alabama – December 2, 1986(1986-12-02) (aged 74), Chicago) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, noted for his extended tenure with Erskine Hawkins. He is a 1979 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.
Bascomb was a founding member of the Bama State Collegians, which was led by Erskine Hawkins and eventually became his big band. Bascomb's brother Dud played in this ensemble as well. Bascomb remained in this ensemble until 1944, aside from a brief interval in 1938–39 where he played in Count Basie's orchestra after Herschel Evans's death. From 1944 to 1947 he and Dud co-led a septet which evolved into a big band. He recorded for States Records in 1952; these sides were reissued by Delmark Records in the 1970s. From 1953 to 1955 he recorded for Parrot. was active as a performer nearly up until the time of his death.
Birth and Death Data: Born February 12th, 1912 (Birmingham), Died December 2nd, 1986 (Chicago)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, saxophone, arranger, songwriter
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||72165||10-in.||5/24/1944||That's the lick||Sam Price Orchestra||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||72166||10-in.||5/24/1944||Jumpin' for you||Sam Price Orchestra||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||72167||10-in.||5/24/1944||Too late now||Sam Price Orchestra||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||72168||10-in.||5/24/1944||Jodie man||Sam Price Orchestra||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||80262||12/6/1950||After hours-1||Erskine Hawkins Orchestra||arranger|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bascomb, Paul," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110877.
Bascomb, Paul. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110877.
"Bascomb, Paul." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 October 2020.
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