Monty Budwig

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Monty Budwig
Birth name Monty Rex Budwig
Born (1926-12-26)December 26, 1926
Pender, Nebraska, United States
Died March 9, 1992(1992-03-09) (aged 65)
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Double bass

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 on to record and perform with many notable jazz musicians (Carmen McRae, Barney Kessel, Woody Herman, Red Norvo, Scott Hamilton, and Shelly Manne).

Budwig is known for his touring with the Vince Guaraldi trio in the 1960s, with Don Joham on drums, and he performed on one number on the Charlie Brown Christmas Album. He released one recording as a leader (Dig on the Concord label).


As leader[edit]

  • Dig (Dobre Records DR1057, 1978)

As sideman[edit]

With Toshiko Akiyoshi

With Chet Baker and Bud Shank

With Gary Burton

With Frank Butler

With Conte Candoli

With Betty Carter

With June Christy

With Rosemary Clooney

With Sonny Criss

With Herb Ellis

With Bill Evans

With Stan Getz

With Vince Guaraldi

With Stan Kenton

With Barney Kessel

With Jimmy Knepper

With Junior Mance

With Shelly Manne

With Charles McPherson

With Art Pepper

With Shorty Rogers

With Bola Sete

With Bud Shank

With Ira Sullivan

With Cal Tjader

With Sarah Vaughan


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