Wayman Carver

Wayman Carver (December 25, 1905, Portsmouth, Virginia - May 6, 1967, Atlanta) was an American jazz flutist and reeds player.

Carver was one of the earliest flute soloists to perform jazz; while Alberto Socarras preceded him by about five years, Carver was one of very few jazz flautists active in the swing era. His first professional experience was with J. Neal Montgomery. After he moved to New York City in 1931, he recorded with Dave Nelson, and played with Elmer Snowden (1931–32), Benny Carter, and Spike Hughes (1933).

From 1934 to 1939 he played with Chick Webb on both saxophone and flute. After Webb died he continued in the orchestra during its period of leadership under Ella Fitzgerald until 1941. After leaving the jazz scene he became a professor of music at Clark College, where he taught saxophonists George Adams and Marion Brown, among others.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 25th, 1905 (Portsmouth), Died May 6th, 1967 (Atlanta)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: flute, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 112 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 38593 10-in. 9/10/1934 That rhythm man Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 38594 10-in. 9/10/1934 On the sunny side of the street Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 38595 10-in. 9/10/1934 Lona-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 38596 10-in. 9/10/1934 Blue minor-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39138 10-in. 11/19/1934 It's over because we're through Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39140 10-in. 11/19/1934 Don't be that way Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39141 10-in. 11/19/1934 What a shuffle-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39142 10-in. 11/19/1934 Blue Lou Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39614 10-in. 6/12/1935 I'll chase the blues away Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39615 10-in. 6/12/1935 Down home rag-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone, arranger  
Decca 39616 10-in. 6/12/1935 Are you here to stay? Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39617 10-in. 6/12/1935 Love and kisses Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60054 10-in. 10/12/1935 Rhythm and romance Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60055 10-in. 10/12/1935 Moonlight and magnolias Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60056 10-in. 10/12/1935 I'll chase the blues away Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60057 10-in. 10/12/1935 I may be wrong (but, I think you're wonderful) Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60058 10-in. 10/12/1935 Facts and figures Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60999 10-in. 4/7/1936 Love, you're just a laugh Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61000 10-in. 4/7/1936 Cryin' my heart out for you Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61001 10-in. 4/7/1936 under the spell of the blues Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61002 10-in. 4/7/1936 When I get low I get high Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61123 10-in. 6/2/1936 Go Harlem-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61124 10-in. 6/2/1936 Sing me a swing song (and let me dance) Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61125 10-in. 6/2/1936 A little bit later on Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61126 10-in. 6/2/1936 Love, you're just a laugh Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 112 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carver, Wayman," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201649.

Carver, Wayman. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201649.

"Carver, Wayman." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201649

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