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.
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: 2 December, 2023
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written by Priaulx Rainier
|performed by Sid Catlett|