Irving Ashby

Born 29 December 1920. Died 22 April 1987
Irving Ashby
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1920-12-29
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Irving Ashby

Irving Ashby Biography (Wikipedia)

Irving Conrad Ashby (December 29, 1920 – April 22, 1987) was an American jazz guitarist.

Ashby was born in Somerville, Massachusetts and started playing guitar when he was nine. His career strarted in 1940 when he became a member of Lionel Hampton's band, and he played on Hampton's hit "Flying Home". In 1947, he took over for Oscar Moore in the Nat King Cole Trio.

He then briefly replaced Charlie Smith, a drummer, in the Oscar Peterson Trio, producing a lineup (piano, guitar, bass) similar to the Cole Trio's; the substitution of a guitarist for a drummer continued until 1958. After leaving the Peterson Trio, Ashby concentrated on session work, which included recording with Norman Granz, Sheb Wooley, LaVern Baker, Howard Roberts, B.B. King, Louis Jordan, and Pat Boone. In addition to guitar, Ashby played the upright bass.

Ashby died in April 1987 in Perris, California, at the age of 66.

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Blue Lou
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Blue Lou
Stan Kenton, Lee Young, Benny Goodman, Benny Carter and His Orchestra, Dave Cavanaugh, Hollywood Hucksters, Jimmy Rowles, Red Norvo, Irving Ashby, Red Callendar, Charlie Shavers & Hollywood Hucksters
Happy Blues
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Happy Blues
Lionel Hampton & Lionel Hampton
Flying Home
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Flying Home

Flying Home

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Lionel Hampton
Lionel Hampton
The Benny Carter All-Star Sax Ensemble
Ain't Misbehavin'
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Ain't Misbehavin'
Nat King Cole
Lush Life
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Lush Life
Fats Waller
Moppin' and Boppin'
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Moppin' and Boppin'
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