Best Recordings of George Duvivier

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by sugerbass, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. sugerbass


    Jun 19, 2012
    New York
    What are the best recordings to check out George Duvivier?
  2. msw


    Aug 21, 2003
    I really like Hank Jones' BeBop Redux on the Muse label. Hank Jones, Ben Riley and George playing;

    1 Yardbird Suite
    2 Confirmation
    3. Ruby, My Dear
    4 Relaxin' with Lee
    5 Bloomdido
    6 'Round Midnight
    7 Moose the Mooche
    8 Monk's Mood
  3. mdcbass

    mdcbass Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    Seacoast of NH

    Sarah's accompanied by Mundell Lowe (guitar) and
    George Duvivier (double bass). Pictured along with Sarah in video is Richard Davis. Recorded in RKO-Path Studio, New York City, July 18, 1961. (Roulette Records)
  4. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Wow! ;)
  5. ABlueJazzBassist

    ABlueJazzBassist "Always play beautifully."

    Dec 26, 2012
    The amazing genius of Bud Powell vol.2 has to be one of my favorite records of all time. I think its vol. 2 with him on it...
  6. There is so much and the recordings suggested here are all fantastic. George did a lot of recording in the 50's-60's like his friend Milt Hinton.
    Here are a few of my fav's :

    Sonny Clark Trio on Time - Late 50's w. Max Roach.

    Shelly Mann 2-3-4- on Impulse, 62-63 w. Hank Jones, Coleman Hawkins.

    Cool Sounds of Pepper Adams w. Hank Jones, Elvin Jones.

    This is just a few but he did a lot of dates w. Lockjaw Davis, Hank Jones, Benny Goodman, you name it....
  7. MR PC

    MR PC Inactive

    Dec 1, 2007
    Very god question! Some nice suggestions I've never heard here.

    I've enjoyed his work with Eric Dolphy on "Out There"
  8. MR PC

    MR PC Inactive

    Dec 1, 2007
    Wow, beautiful! Now I know where Nancy King and Glenn Moore might of got the inspiration for those great albums they recorded together.:)
  9. Check out YouTube.... I am trying to find the other tune that George plays w. Ben Webster, Hank Jones, Papa Jo Jones, etc. They play"Chelsea Bridge" and George bows on it w. shades on !!!! I have it on DVD. They just followed Ahmad Jamal's trio and all hung out around the piano.. Priceless !!!

    Ok, combined w. C Jam Blues.... w. the breaks.... Ya, man....
  10. Ben and Sweets is one of my favorite records of all time. George sounds fantastic on it.
  11. Joshua

    Joshua WJWJr Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2000
    I haven't heard lots of his material, but really like The Heavy Hitter from Eddie Davis.
  12. scott reed

    scott reed Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2002
    "It's What's Happenin', The Varitone Sound of Clark Terry" on Impulse. George is recorded
    clearly at a number of tempos playing blues, rhythm changes with a five and dime bridge, and standards. Easy to transcribe bass lines and features the underrated Don Friedman on piano. A fun album.
  13. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Inactive

    Nov 20, 2000
    Harrison Mills
    I always liked the trio stuff he did with organist Shirley Scott.
  14. Ike Harris

    Ike Harris

    May 16, 2001
    Nashville TN
    Just played with Mundell a couple of weeks ago - at 91! - and still kicking ass. BTW everybody on this cut is great.

  15. abaguer


    Nov 27, 2001
    Milford, NJ
    I've been listening to Love, Gloom, Cash with Herbie Nichols. Great playing.
  16. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    I like his playing on Thad Jones' "The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 2" (him and Elvin.. ooh, yeah.. and really great tunes/arrangements by Thad).
  17. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    I'm not sure that I'm qualified to say which are his best, but I'm listening to Ben and Sweets right now and it's very tasty in an old school, easy, blusy, fat sound kind-a way.