Billy Taylor

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 363-364:

Sid [Catless] was also the first drummer I'd heard who would play regular choruses--like thirty-two or sixty-four bars, et cetera-- the way a piano or horn might. He thought very musically. And if he had two blues choruses, he would take just twenty-four bars, and if you didn't come in on the twenty-fifth beat, he'd say, "What?" [… H]e was a really advanced drummer in his concern with a melodic approach to drums. Even today, most drummers have a rhythmic approach with no attention to the melodic potentialities of percussion.

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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. 363-364. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435932183970 accessed: 27 November, 2021

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

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Percussion
written by Priaulx Rainier
performed by Sid Catlett

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Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:03:04 +0100
Approved on Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:38:08 +0100