Squire Gersh

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William Girsback, better known as Squire Gersh (May 13, 1913 in San Francisco - April 27, 1983[1]) was an American jazz tubist and double-bassist.

Gersh played in San Francisco with Lu Watters, Bob Scobey, Turk Murphy, and Mutt Carey; he recorded with Watters in 1942 and with Murphy multiple times between 1950 and 1966. He accompanied Louis Armstrong on record and for a tour of South America between 1956–58, then played in Europe with Kid Ory and Red Allen in 1959.


Further reading[edit]

  • Leonard Feather, The Encyclopedia of Jazz.
  • J. Coggins, Turk Murphy:Just For the Record. San Francisco, 1982.