Mort Herbert

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Mort Herbert is best-remembered for his stint as a member of Louis Armstrong's All-Stars. Herbert was self-taught on bass, spent 1943-1946 in the military, attended Rutgers (1949-1952) and then really…
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Mort Herbert is best-remembered for his stint as a member of Louis Armstrong's All-Stars. Herbert was self-taught on bass, spent 1943-1946 in the military, attended Rutgers (1949-1952) and then really started his professional career. He worked with Marian McPartland, Don Elliott, the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Sol Yaged (1955-1958), and other swing and mainstream players, often appearing at the Metropole. Herbert toured the world with Armstrong during 1958-1961, appearing on a number of records and mostly functioning as a supportive player. After leaving Satch, Mort Herbert mostly worked as a lawyer, just playing music on a part-time basis (including with Herb Ellis). He led an album, Night People, for Savoy in 1956.