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 101-112 of 112 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 66137 10-in. 8/18/1939 I'm not complainin' Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 66138 10-in. 8/18/1939 Betcha nickel Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 67119 10-in. 1/26/1940 Is there somebody else ? Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 67120 10-in. 1/26/1940 Sugar blues Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 67121 10-in. 1/26/1940 The starlit hour Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 67122 10-in. 1/26/1940 What's the matter with me? Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 91836 10-in. 10/12/1939 You're gonna lose your gal Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 91837 10-in. 10/12/1939 After I say I'm sorry Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 91838 10-in. 10/12/1939 Baby, what else can I do? Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 91839 10-in. 10/12/1939 My wubba dolly Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 91840 10-in. 10/12/1939 Lindy hoppers' delight (Instrumental) Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
Decca 91841 10-in. 10/12/1939 Moon ray Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
(Results 101-112 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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