Chick Webb: His Reign at the Savoy
In this blog post in JazzTimes,Tom Reney explores the legend of the singular drummer and bandleader Chick Webb, whose life has recently been documented in “The Savoy King,” a documentary film that recently made the rounds in jazz festivals and certain theaters. Keep your eyes peeled: Mosaic plans to release all of Chick’s celebrated Brunswick and Decca sides sometime this year.
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Roy Haynes is 88!
March 14 may have been Roy Haynes’s 88th birthday, but he still looks like he’s 40 and plays like he’s 25. Doug Ramsey has posted a very cool version of “Blue ‘N’ Boogie” from 1973 with an eclectic group that includes Cecil Payne, Lee Konitz and Ted Dunbar. It’s a feature for Roy. Check out Jimmy Owens’s hair, a great way to date the film. Incidentally Jimmy now Shaves his head.
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Out from the Shadow of Roy Haynes: Marcus Gilmore Starts to Loom Large
Marcus Gilmore is burnishing his own well-deserved reputation with Vijay Iyer, Chick Corea and Nicholas Payton, with no help needed from his venerated grandfather, Roy Haynes. Consider this a way to find out more about an important young drummer on today’s scene, in his own right.Read More