Budwig attended high school in Los Angeles. After he was with Vido Musso occurred in 1951, he served three years with the U.S. Navy. In 1954, he moved to Los Angeles, where he was a sought-after studio musician soon. He has performed with Barney Kessel, was from 1954 to 1955 a member of the Red Norvo trio, and then the orchestra of Woody Herman. Budwig worked with Zoot Sims, Shelly Manne, Shorty Rogers, Russ Freeman, Terry Gibbs, Bill Evans, Benny Goodman, Carmen McRae, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Vince Guaraldi, Cal Collins, and later with Ellyn Rucker. He was known in Europe by Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts.
In addition, he contributed to about three hundred albums. In 1978 he played as a bandleader Album Dig, including with his wife Arlette McCoy, a.
Disco Graphical Notes
- Bill Evans: Empathy ( Verve, 1962)
- Dig with Willie Bobo, Bob Brookmeyer, Joe Diorio, Billy Higgins, Arlette McCoy, Tom Ranier, 1978
- The Good Life with Frank Capp, Barney Kessel, Paul Smith, 1988
- Jazz bassist
- American musician
- Born in 1929
- Died in 1992