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 76-100 of 112 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 64573 10-in. 10/6/1938 F.D.R Jones Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 64574 10-in. 10/6/1938 I love each move you make Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 64575 10-in. 10/6/1938 It's foxy Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 64576 10-in. 10/6/1938 I found my yellow basket Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65039 10-in. 2/17/1939 Undecided Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65040 10-in. 2/17/1939 T'ain't what you do Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65041 10-in. 2/17/1939 In the groove at the Grove Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65042 10-in. 2/17/1939 One side of me Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65043 10-in. 2/17/1939 My heart belongs to Daddy Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65094 10-in. 3/2/1939 Sugar pie Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65095 10-in. 3/2/1939 It's slumbertime along the Swanee Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65096 10-in. 3/2/1939 I'm up a tree Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65097 10-in. 3/2/1939 Chew-chew-chew (Your bubble gum) Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65445 10-in. 4/21/1939 Have mercy Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65446 10-in. 4/21/1939 Little white lies Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65447 10-in. 4/21/1939 Coochi-coochi-coo Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65448 10-in. 4/21/1939 That was my heart Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, flute, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65903 10-in. 6/29/1939 Betcha nickel Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65904 10-in. 6/29/1939 Stairway to the stars Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65905 10-in. 6/29/1939 I want the waiter (with the water) Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65906 10-in. 6/29/1939 That's all, brother Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 65907 10-in. 6/29/1939 Out of nowhere Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 66134 10-in. 8/18/1939 My last goodbye Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 66135 10-in. 8/18/1939 Billy (I always dream of Billy) Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 66136 10-in. 8/18/1939 Please tell me the truth Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
(Results 76-100 of 112 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carver, Wayman," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201649.

Carver, Wayman. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201649.

"Carver, Wayman." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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

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