When chick webb - the nationally famous swing-era jazz drummer whose stompin' at the savoy was defined by long and furious riffs that drove crowds wild - died in 1939, his obituary in the. In a genre as widely popular and influential as jazz, even some of the most well-respected musicians could fall through the cracks in terms of being a mainstream legend. The chick webb orchestra rates very highly when compared with other big bands of the mid and late thirties and chick webb, of course, was a phenomenal drummer all in all, this is a very enjoyable album.
I recently learned that a film titled the savoy king: chick webb and the music that changed america has been selected for the 50th annual new york film festival the documentary brings alive the untold story of drummer/bandleader william henry chick webb, the little giant who taught. The savoy king: chick webb and the music that changed america vivid archival clips of harlem in the '30s illuminate the savoy king, jeff kaufman's lively portrait of bandleader/drummer chick. Drummer chick webb's 1930s orchestra terrorized competitors in band battles and sent dancers into orbit at harlem's savoy ballroom they could be. Find chick webb bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on allmusic - an outstanding and influential big band drummer.
Unable to read sheet music and hunchbacked from tuberculosis of the spine, drummer wiliam henry chick webb stood less than five feet tall but towered over his rivals. For all his undoubted merits as a drummer and bandleader, however, to say nothing of the rapturous esteem with which he was regarded by the dancers at the savoy, chick webb is almost forgotten today. Chick webb 1909-1939 / drummer, bandleader unable to read sheet music and hunchbacked from tuberculosis of the spine, drummer william henry chick webb stood less than five feet tall but towered over his rivals. I am indebted to chet falzerano, whose fine booklet spinnin' the webb-chick webb-little giant of the drums, centerstream publishing, llc (2014) was the source of some of the information set forth above, and of the image below. Home / jazz essays / chick webb: the drummer admin 18 dec 2017 0 comments in a genre as widely popular and influential as jazz, even some of the most well- respected musicians could fall through the cracks in terms of being a mainstream legend.
William henry (chick) webb ( baltimore ( maryland ), february 10 1905 - there, june 16 1939 ) was an american jazz and swing drummer known for his peerless technique and achievements as leader of his own swing band. Chick webb was a legendary drummer from the 30's & 40's who was handicapped but still reached the pinnacle of his time he was a hunchback dwarf and extremely rare footage of chick webb and gene krupa on vimeo. Drummer chick webb's band became the house band at the savoy ballroom he became one of the best-regarded band leader and drummers of the new swing style. William henry webb, usually known as chick webb (february 10, 1905 -june 16, 1939) was a jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leader.
Chick webb news find breaking news, commentary, and archival information about chick webb from the tribunedigital-chicagotribune his idiom than drummer roy haynes david) bell, chick. Chick webb (1909-1939), american jazz drummer and big band leader wall art, canvas prints, framed prints, wall peels. Drummer chick webb's 1930s orchestra terrorized competitors in band battles and sent dancers into orbit at harlem's savoy ballroom they could be similarly explosive on record, but only rarely. William henry chick webb (february 10, 1905 - june 16, 1939) was an american jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leader biography webb was born in baltimore, maryland, to william h and marie webb. Chick webb represented the triumph of the human spirit in jazz and life hunchbacked, small in stature, almost a dwarf with a large face and broad shoulders, webb fought off congenital tuberculosis of the spine in order to become one of the most competitive drummers and bandleaders of the big band era.
Papa jo jones i don't speak of chick webb, the drummer, i speak of chick webb, the epitome and webb accomplished this as a black man crippled with a debilitating disease in a segregated society his contributions as a drummer/bandleader changed the course of music in america, not the least of which was discovering ella fitzgerald. Chick webb is credited as jazz and swing musician, drummer, band-leader william henry webb, usually known as chick webb was an american jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leader. Chick webb born feb 10, 1909 in baltimore, md died jun 16, 1939 (with gene krupa in the drummer's chair) left the latter band drained and defeated.
Chick was born in baltimore, maryland on february 10, 1907 he suffered from tuberculosis of the spine, which left him badly crippled it wasn't until he underwent a painful operation as a child that he was able to use his feet ironically, it was this childhood trauma that inevitably led webb. She was introduced to drummer and bandleader chick webb, ella fitzgerald night introduced by jamie cullum, remembering ella introduced by leo green and ella. Chick webb's wiki: william henry chick webb (february 10, 1905 - june 16, 1939) was an american jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leaderbiographywebb was born in baltimore, maryland, to william h and marie webb.