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Charlie Shavers: The Everest Years

Read "The Everest Years" reviewed by David Rickert


Like many great trumpeters, Charlie Shavers got lost in the shuffle somewhere between Louis and Miles and today is known by few. Although he recorded several fine solos as a member of John Kirby and Tommy Dorsey's outfits, he scarcely recorded as a leader, which no doubt has contributed to his obscurity.

However, Empire Musicwerks has resurrected Shavers' recordings from the late fifties and sixties on Everest, a label that was a refuge for many of the stars of the ...

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Charlie Shavers: Complete Recordings

Read "Charlie Shavers: Complete Recordings" reviewed by Donald Elfman


Charlie Shavers Complete Recordings Lone Hill Jazz 2005

What a windfall! In one burst of reissue fervor, Lone Hill presents over six original LPs worth of music from an unsung giant of the jazz trumpet--a true link between the world of swing as it emerged in the '20s and '30s and the new sound of bebop that Charlie Parker and his acolytes delivered into a stunned jazz arena in the '40s and ...


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