Sid [Catlett] was a great soloist and a great showman. He was completely at home musically in whatever he was doing. I remember once on the Coast, when Buddy Rich, Dodo Marmarosa, and Buddy de Franco were all with Tommy Dorsey, they used to come into the clubs and cut everybody. Buddy was cutting all the drummers, but not Sid. It used to annoy Buddy so much. He'd play all over his head--play fantastically--and then Sid would gently get back on the stand, and play his simple, melodic lines--on drums--and he'd make his point.
It was Sid who steadied Dizzy [Gillespie] on some of the … more >>
Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 363. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435931623952 accessed: 1 October, 2023
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jazz drum music
written by Miles Davis
|performed by Sid Catlett, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public, solitary|