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Footnotes to Jazz, Vol. 1: Baby Dodds Talking and Drum Solos
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(Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
This fascinating album follows jazz drummer Baby Dodds as he demonstrates the sonic elements of his famous solos and discusses these component parts with the attentive audience. From a discussion of drumming in the 1920s to a tom-tom "workout," Dodds' album is as entertaining as it is educational.
(Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
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Footnotes to Jazz, Vol. 3: Jazz Rehearsal, I
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(Folkways Records, 1950), 28 mins
After rediscovering a tin box full of acetate recordings of jazz rehearsal sessions, Folkways founder Moe Asch pieced together a sequence that shows the on-the-spot creative energy musicians produce in the studio. This disc features Mary Lou Williams and her hand-picked group of session musicians, all innovators...
(Folkways Records, 1950), 28 mins
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