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 ...read more
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 ...read more