Monty Budwig

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Monty Budwig
Birth name Monty Rex Budwig
Born (1926-12-26)December 26, 1926
Pender, Nebraska, USA
Died March 9, 1992(1992-03-09) (aged 65)
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Double bassist
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 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).


With Toshiko Akiyoshi

With Chet Baker and Bud Shank

With Gary Burton

With Frank Butler

With Betty Carter

With June Christy

With Rosemary Clooney

With Sonny Criss

With Herb Ellis

With Bill Evans

With Vince Guaraldi

With Barney Kessel

With Shelly Manne

With Charles McPherson

With Bola Sete

With Bud Shank

With Sarah Vaughan


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