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August 20, 2010

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Jery Rowan

HOW 'BOUT A PERSONALITY TRAITS BAND?:

Pete Jolly (piano)

Buddy Rich (drums)

Gary Peacock (bass)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet)

‘Tricky Sam’ Nanton (trombone)

Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis (tenor sax)

Prince Lasha (alto sax)

Woody Herman (clarinet)

‘Misty’ June Christy (vocals)

Steve Schwartz

I'm glad someone remembered Birdland's Pee Wee Marquette, whom Prez called "half a mutha fucka"

dan

tina brooks. pronounced as "teena" and stands for tiny...

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