Wendell Marshall

Wendell Marshall (October 24, 1920, St. Louis, Missouri – February 6, 2002, St. Louis) was an American jazz double-bassist.

Marshall was Jimmy Blanton's cousin. He studied at Lincoln University, then served in the Army during World War II. Following his discharge, he performed with Stuff Smith, then relocated to New York City, where he worked with Mercer Ellington. From 1948 to 1955, he was a player with Duke Ellington.

Following his time with Ellington, Marshall joined pit orchestras on Broadway and freelanced with Mary Lou Williams, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, Milt Jackson, and Hank Jones among others. He retired in 1968.


With Gene Ammons

With Dorothy Ashby

With Shorty Baker and Doc Cheatham

With Louis Bellson

With Eddie Bert

With Art Blakey

With Kenny Burrell

With Kenny Clarke

With Arnett Cobb

With Earl Coleman

With Eddie Costa

  • Guys and Dolls Like Vibes (Coral/Verve, 1958) with Bill Evans, Paul Motian
  • The House of Blue Lights (Dot, 1959) with Paul Motion

With Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

With Jimmy Giuffre

With Dodo Greene

With Tiny Grimes

With Gigi Gryce

With Jimmy Hamilton

With Coleman Hawkins

With Johnny Hodges

With Claude Hopkins

With Milt Jackson

With Willis Jackson

With Illinois Jacquet

With Bill Jennings

With J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding

With Lonnie Johnson

With Hank Jones

With Herbie Mann

With Jack McDuff

With Carmen McRae

With Gerry Mulligan

With Oliver Nelson

With Joe Newman

With Betty Roché

With Charlie Rouse and Paul Quinichette

With Pee Wee Russell

With A. K. Salim

With Shirley Scott

With Al Sears

With Hal Singer

With Al Smith

With Johnny "Hammond" Smith

With Sonny Stitt

With Buddy Tate

With Clark Terry

With Lucky Thompson

With Ben Webster

With Joe Wilder

With Ernie Wilkins

With Lem Winchester

With John Wright

With Larry Young


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