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Monty Rex Budwig (December 26, 1926 – March 9, 1992) was a West Coast jazz double bassist. He was born in Pender, Nebraska. He began playing bass during high school, continuing in the military band while he was enlisted in the Air Force.
In 1954 he moved to Los Angeles and went onto record and perform with many notable jazz musicians (Carmen McRae, Barney Kessel, Woody Herman, Red Norvo, Scott Hamilton, and Shelly Manne).
He is probably best known for his playing with Vince Guaraldi, but there has been some controversy as to whether or not he was the bassist heard on the Charlie Brown Christmas Album. He released one recording as a leader (Dig on the Concord label).
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With Chet Baker and Bud Shank