Oscar Brashear

Oscar Brashear (born August 18, 1944) is an American jazz trumpeter and session musician from Chicago, Illinois.

After studying at DuSable High School and Wright Jr. College (currently known as Wilbur Wright College) under John DeRoule he worked briefly with Woody Herman before going on to join Count Basie '68-9, returning to freelance in Chicago with Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon and James Moody. Moving to Los Angeles in 1971, he worked with Gerald Wilson, Harold Land, Oliver Nelson, Shelly Manne, Quincy Jones (with whom he toured in Japan), Horace Silver and Duke Pearson.

Brashear has recorded with Teddy Edwards, Jimmy Smith, Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Bobby Hutcherson, B. B. King, Bobby Bland, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Farrell, The Crusaders, McCoy Tyner, Gene Harris, Randy Newman, Frank Sinatra, Earth, Wind & Fire, Carole King, Benny Carter, Billy Higgins and Ry Cooder.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 18th, 1944 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 14785 1/4/1968 I was made to love her (the way I love you) Count Basie instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 14786 1/3/1968 Respect Count Basie instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 14787 1/4/1968 I never loved a woman (The way I love you) Count Basie instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 14788 1/3/1968 Chain gang Count Basie instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 14789 1/3/1968 Uptight (Everything's alright) Count Basie instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 14790 1/3/1968 Ode to Billy Joe Count Basie instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 14791 1/3/1968 My girl Count Basie instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 14792 1/3/1968 For your precious love Count Basie instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 14793 1/3/1968 (I can't get no) Satisfaction Count Basie instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 14794 1/4/1968 In the midnight hour Count Basie instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 14795 1/4/1968 Funky Broadway Count Basie instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 14796 1/4/1968 Even when you cry Count Basie instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brashear, Oscar," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/305431.

Brashear, Oscar. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/305431.

"Brashear, Oscar." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/305431

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