George Hunt

George Hunt (c. 1906 – c. 1946) was an American jazz trombonist, best known for his performances and recordings with the Count Basie Orchestra in the late 1930s.

Born in Chicago, his professional career began in Bennie Moten's band in 1932. After Moten's death in 1935 he joined the Count Basie Orchestra, traveling to perform in New York City with them in 1936. He left the Basie band the following year, and joined Fletcher Henderson before leaving in 1938. He returned to Chicago, and later that year performed in the Earl Hines band. He also played with Artie Starck and Erskine Tate.

He committed suicide in Chicago in about 1946.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1906, Died 1946

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 61542 10-in. 1/21/1937 Honeysuckle rose Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61543 10-in. 1/21/1937 Pennies from heaven Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61544 10-in. 1/21/1937 Swinging at the Daisy Chain Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61545 10-in. 1/21/1937 Roseland shuffle Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62078 10-in. 3/26/1937 Exactly like you Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62079 10-in. 3/26/1937 Boo-Hoo Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62080 10-in. 3/26/1937 The glory of love Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62081 10-in. 3/26/1937 Boogie woogie (I may be wrong) Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62331 10-in. 7/7/1937 Smarty Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62332 10-in. 7/7/1937 One o'clock jump Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62333 10-in. 7/7/1937 Listen my children (and you shall hear) Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62334 10-in. 7/7/1937 John's idea Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62511 10-in. 8/9/1937 Good morning blues Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62512 10-in. 8/9/1937 Our love was meant to be Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62513 10-in. 8/9/1937 Time out Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62514 10-in. 8/9/1937 Topsy Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hunt, George," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/322209.

Hunt, George. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/322209.

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

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/322209

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