Monday, July 20, 2015

Stick tricks

Sonny, pained.
Be advised, if you plan on using Sonny Payne as a positive example for a lot of jive stick twirling, I have been informed that on the Basie band he was resented for doing that during other people's solos— which shouldn't be real surprising— and in fact once had a gun pulled on him for that reason. Food for thought, you know?

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