Billy Taylor

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 363:

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 >>

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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: 19 September, 2021

Listeners

Billy Taylor
Broadcaster, Composer, Pianist, Teacher
1921-2010

Listening to

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jazz drum music
written by Miles Davis
performed by Sid Catlett, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie

Experience Information

Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:53:44 +0100
Approved on Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:40:46 +0100