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 26-50 of 112 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 61127 10-in. 6/2/1936 Devoting my time to you Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61361 10-in. 10/29/1936 (If you can't sing it) You'll have to swing it Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61362 10-in. 10/29/1936 Swinging on the reservation Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61363 10-in. 10/29/1936 I got the Spring fever blues Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61364 10-in. 10/29/1936 Vote for Mr. Rhythm Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61520 10-in. 1/14/1937 There's frost on the moon-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61527 10-in. 1/14/1937 Take another guess Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61528 10-in. 1/14/1937 Love marches on-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61530 10-in. 1/15/1937 Gee, but you're swell Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62064 10-in. 3/24/1937 Rusty hinge Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62065 10-in. 3/24/1937 Wake up and live-2 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62066 10-in. 3/24/1937 It's swell of you Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62067 10-in. 3/24/1937 You showed me the way Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62068 10-in. 3/24/1937 Clap hands! Here comes Charley Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62069 10-in. 3/24/1937 Cryin' mood Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62072 10-in. 3/24/1937 Love is the thing, so they say Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62073 10-in. 3/24/1937 That naughty waltz-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62618 10-in. 9/21/1937 In a little Spanish town Chick Webb and his Little Chicks instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 62619 10-in. 9/21/1937 I got rhythm Chick Webb and his Little Chicks instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 62620 10-in. 9/21/1937 I ain't got nobody Chick Webb and his Little Chicks instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 62725 10-in. 10/27/1937 Just a simple melody Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62726 10-in. 10/27/1937 I got a guy Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62727 10-in. 10/27/1937 Strictly jive Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62728 10-in. 10/27/1937 Holiday in Harlem Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62737 10-in. 11/1/1937 Sweet Sue, just you Chick Webb and his Little Chicks instrumentalist, flute  
(Results 26-50 of 112 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carver, Wayman," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201649.

Carver, Wayman. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201649.

"Carver, Wayman." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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

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