Did Buddy play heel-up or heel-down?


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Pardon me ignorance but isn't jazz always played heel down?

not necessarily...I have seen a few local guys play heel up....I play heel up jazz. In fact, I have better control over dynamics with heel up than down in all genres


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heel up on hi hats, heel down on bass drum.

at the start(roughly) of this vid you get a glimpse of his feet, if youre quick enough you can see heel up on hats and heel down on bass drum