Trigger Alpert

Biography

A traditional jazz bassist and bandleader, Trigger Alpert has issued one album on Riverside in 1956 titled Trigger Happy! It had an all-star lineup with Tony Scott, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Joe Wilder, Urbie Green and Ed Shaugnessy joining Alpert. Alpert studied music at Indiana University in the late '30s, then played with Alvino Rey in New York during 1940, and toured and recorded with Glenn Miller in the early '40s. Alpert worked briefly with Tex Beneke and did a radio program with Benny Goodman. He later recorded with Bud Freeman, Ella Fitzgerald, Muggsy Spanier, Roy Eldridge, Louis Armstrong, Ray McKinley and Bernie Leighton in 1945 and 1946. He later worked with Frank Sinatra, Woody Herman and Jerry Jerome in 1946 and 1947, and had recording sessions with Artie Shaw, Coleman Hawkins, the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Mundell Lowe, Don Elliott, Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich from 1950-1962. During that time, he also worked for CBS. Alpert left the music business in 1970, becoming a photographer.
 
- by Ron Wynn
All Music Group