Buffalo Joe – Charlie Shavers

A snappy uptempo "rhythm changes" song in a distinctive swing-to-bop style. Our lead sheets include the two-horn harmonies on the intro and bridge.

Charlie Shavers

August 3, 1920 – July 8, 1972

Charlie Shavers' virtuosity and effervescent style marked him as one of the great trumpeters of the swing era. Born in New York, he originally took up the piano and banjo before switching to trumpet. In 1935 he was with Tiny Bradshaw's band, joining Lucky Millinder's big band two years later. He became a key member of John Kirby's sextet at age 16, becoming a soloist. One of his arrangements with Kirby, Undecided, is now a jazz standard. Read more...

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