Karl Curtis George (April 26, 1913 – May 1978) was an American jazz trumpeter. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
Early in his career George played with McKinney's Cotton Pickers (1933) and Cecil Lee. Later in the 1930s he spent time in the Jeter-Pillars Orchestra and then in the orchestras of Teddy Wilson (1939–40) and Lionel Hampton (1941-42). He served in the Army in 1942-43, then moved to California and played with Stan Kenton (1943), Benny Carter (1944), Count Basie (1945), and Happy Johnson (1946). He led his own group on record in 1945-46, and played in sessions led by Charles Mingus, Slim Gaillard, Oscar Pettiford, Dinah Washington, and Lucky Thompson. George retired from music after the late 1940s due to ill health.
Birth and Death Data: Born April 6th, 1913 (St. Louis), Died May 1st, 1978
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||63122||10-in.||1/3/1938||Georgianna||Count Basie Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||63123||10-in.||1/3/1938||Blues in the dark||Count Basie Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||70100||10-in.||12/24/1941||Just for you||Lionel Hampton Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||70101||10-in.||12/24/1941||Southern echoes||Lionel Hampton Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||70102||10-in.||12/24/1941||My wish||Lionel Hampton Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||70103||10-in.||12/24/1941||Nola||Lionel Hampton Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||70771||10-in.||5/26/1942||Now I know||Lionel Hampton Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||70772||10-in.||5/26/1942||Half a love is better than none||Lionel Hampton Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||70773||10-in.||5/26/1942||Flying home||Lionel Hampton Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||70774||10-in.||5/26/1942||In the bag||Lionel Hampton Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "George, Karl," accessed January 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/317459.
George, Karl. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/317459.
"George, Karl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 January 2021.
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