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 51-75 of 112 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 62738 10-in. 11/1/1937 Rock it for me Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62739 10-in. 11/1/1937 Squeeze me Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62740 10-in. 11/1/1937 Harlem conga (Congo MCA (F) 510020) Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62743 10-in. 11/2/1937 Hallelujah! Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62744 10-in. 11/2/1937 I want to be happy Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62886 12-in. 12/17/1937 I want to be happy-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62887 10-in. 12/17/1937 The dipsy doodle-1 Chick Webb Orchestra ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62888 10-in. 12/17/1937 If dreams come true Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62889 12-in. 12/17/1937 Hallelujah! Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 62890 10-in. 12/17/1937 Midnite in a madhouse (Midnite in Harlem) Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 63693 10-in. 5/2/1938 A-tisket, a-tasket Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 63694 10-in. 5/2/1938 Heart of mine Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 63695 10-in. 5/2/1938 I'm just a jitterbug Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 63696 10-in. 5/2/1938 Azure Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 63707 10-in. 5/3/1938 Spinnin' the Webb Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 63708 10-in. 5/3/1938 Liza (All the clouds 'll roll away) Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 63934 10-in. 6/9/1938 Pack up your sins and go to the devil Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 63935 10-in. 6/9/1938 MacPherson is rehearsin' to swing Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 63936 10-in. 6/9/1938 Everybody step Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 63937 10-in. 6/9/1938 Ella Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 64459 10-in. 8/17/1938 Wacky dust Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 64460 10-in. 8/17/1938 Gotta pebble in my shoe Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 64461 10-in. 8/17/1938 I can't stop loving you Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 64464 10-in. 8/18/1938 Who ya hunchin'? Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 64465 10-in. 8/18/1938 I let a tear fall in the river Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
(Results 51-75 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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