Monty Budwig

Monty Rex Budwig, December 26, 1926 – March 9 1992 was a West Coast jazz double bassesist. He was born in Pender (Nebraska). He started playing bass in high school and continued in the military band until he enlisted in Air Force. He moved to Los Angeles in 1954 and began recording and performing with many jazz musicians, including Shelly Manne, Barney Kessel and Scott Hamilton. Although he is most well-known for his work with Vince Guaraldi and other jazz musicians, there has been controversy about whether he was the one who played the bass on the Charlie Brown Christmas Album. One recording was his leader, “Dig” on the Concord label. Wikipedia

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