Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States (1920 – 1987)
"Irving C. Ashby (December 29, 1920 – April 22, 1987) was an American jazz guitarist.
Ashby was born in Somerville, Massachusetts. After playing rhythm guitar in Lionel Hampton's orchestra, he played in the Nat King Cole Trio from 1947 to 1951. He then briefly replaced Charlie Wilson, a drummer, in the Oscar Peterson Trio, producing a lineup (piano, guitar, bass) similar to the Cole Trio's; the substitution of a guitarist for a drummer continued until… read more
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