The History of Jazz Drums With Mel Lewis


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From the 1989 HISTORY OF JAZZ DRUMS radio broadcasts, legendary jazz drummer Mel Lewis discusses jazz drummers, their techniques/styles, gear, their bands, etc.
I listened, learned and was fascinated to hear Mel's first hand/candid perspectives.

Drummers discussed includ Buddy Rich, Roy Hanes, Tiny Kahn, Dave Tough (there were more but I couldn't find any on YT yet).

The link below is about Buddy Rich--the other drummer segments mentioned above can be found in the YT margins.


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Interesting video. I'd really like to know more about Chick Webb and then go back further to Dixieland jazz in New Orleans with Papa Jack Laine, Tony Sbarbaro, etc.