This Black Social History is design for the education of all races about Black People Contribution to world history over the past centuries, even though its well hidden from the masses so that our children dont even know the relationship between Black People and the wealth of their history in terms of what we have contributed to make this world a better place for all.
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " GEORGE DUVIVIER " WAS AN AMERICAN JAZZ DOUBLE BASS PLAYER : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "
Duvivier was born in New York City and took up the cello and also the violin while in high school before settling on the bass. He also learned composition and scoring before going out on the road with Lucky Millinder and then with the Cab Calloway bands of the early 40's after a stint in the army. He was an excellent composer and scored many tunes for those two big bands. He was a free lance bassist for most of his life, never belonging to any one particular group for any extended period of time, but has played with some of jazz's greatest. He was Bud Powell's bassist in the year of 1953, during the monumental sessions for The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 2, for which he contributed arrangements. He was a member of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis' quartet with organist Shirley Scott and drummer Arthur Edge hill from 1957–59 and continued playing with Scott through the 1960's. In 1956, Duvivier played in the orchestra in the movie, The Benny Goodman Story.