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The King of Slides: James Titus Godbolt

Barry Harris would feature dancers at his Jazz Cultural Theater, and on his annual gala concerts in New York. Jimmy Slyde was a regular and perhaps the greatest. Here he performs with Jo Jones and George Benson. The performance is preceded by one of the most swinging duos ever! Milt Bruckner & Jo Jones.  

Art Blakey Remembers…

“Well, he [Buddy DeFranco] had a hell of a rhythm section. He had Curley Russell and Gene Wright and Kenny Drew and myself. We had a ball back there, we didn’t care what he did, just set fire to it. But he was a fine person, something else. He turned down a lot of opportunities […]