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My uncle was in the band. So it may come as no surprise that Bailey subbed for the band’s regular drummer, Ed Shaughessy, for about six years. I’m trying to keep as busy and occupied as I can, to take my mind off it. I miss her terribly. Winifred Atwell About the time Bailey turned 18 he received an invitation to audition for a pianist named Winifred Atwell – a name that may not be familiar today, but who was a rising star at the time.

There was a club in Berkeley we played — I forget what that was called. Talk about heaven, to play with him and Monty bassist Monty Budwig on a regular basis, it was unbelievable. He gave me so much work. Bailey’s done it all.

Colin Bailey – Drum Solos – The Art of Phrasing

Then later I played with a band called The Firecrackers that had the most ridiculous lineup – two trumpets, a violin – I mean it was just ridiculous. There was one last bastion of jazz left on American television, and that was with the Tonight Show band headed up by Doc Severinson.

He was wonderful to me. Joe Morello A turning point in Bailey’s evolution as a drummer came in when he heard drummer Joe Morello play on a Dave Brubeck record. It was the only thing apart from the drums that I was ever any good at. He was one of the most beautiful players who ever played. And he had a rhythm section, Budwig and Bailey, that was peerless. There has been sorrow over this long career, of course, over a long career.


I was playing with these terrible groups but it was wonderful. He said, would you like to come in and sit with us at the Jazz Workshop on Monday night,” said Bailey. So that’s how I got the call,” said Bailey. So three days later I was in the drum shop hanging out and the guy said, Vince is on the phone and he wants to talk to you. Instead of having parents that discouraged his artistic leaning, they supported his decision. He was a fantastic player.

There is always someone, in the career of any artist, who plays the important role of mentor – the person phrasiny makes the artist want to be better all the time. Max Roach — he just blew me away, that phasing in,” said Bailey. Guaraldi was not yet nationally known, but he was highly respected by his peers. He had an cast iron stomach. Bailey also believes that “jazz has turned a lot of people off.

Ary used to sub for aft at the club Shelley’s Manne Hole with his group.

Bailey played with the legendary Ben Webster during this time. He’s also never stopped learning.

He’s made a career by staying true to his sterling artistry — a craft that phrasinf been able to adapt to the unique demands of big band swing to jazz to movie soundtracks to the crazy versatility that’s required for in-house Folin studio bands.

Wednesday, December 1, The Rhythm Man: Bailey said he and his wife Jan decided not to live in England and they emigrated to Australia. It was a shock playing with George Shearing after playing with Chet. Jobim had asked Joao if he knew anybody in Phrasng. It’s all over when the great Joe Pass has to play this crap. I left school at He didn’t want to know how to do it.

He was not yet 10 when World War II started colih across Europe, but he remembers that time in the more fractured, compartmentalized way a child sees huge events – a war is not seen as sweeping and gigantic to a child, but is experienced in small personal ways. And the scene in California, in L. When that happened, I thought, shit, Ray Brown is the greatest bass player that ever lived,” said Bailey.


The defining jazz records from the s through the s had been recorded, and rock and roll, such as it was, had completely taken over the airwaves and the great jazz clubs started to close arr.

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But Bailey doesn’t always thr jazz. Friends and colleagues pass away, the scene changes, but Bailey said he suffered a blow in February that he is still reeling from.

Drummers occupy a unique place in the panorama of music history. I played pretty much all through my childhood.

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Bailey has been around long phraeing to have met his wife when she was working in a record store where they were still spinning 78s for the customers to being able to arg an old video clip of him playing on a TV show with Ben Webster that’s posted on YouTube.

But he caught a lucky break. Ben was an original. Newer Post Older Post Home. We played dances all the time. It’s hard to get over that. I think that’s what killed jazz. When I was fifteen, there was talk of the local name team and me baileyy to their farm team, but my parents said that by my mid-thirties I’d be through,” Bailey said. When John Coltrane played with Miles, that was great.