Thanks to Geoffrey Martin of the Great Drummers’ Group on Facebook, for this visual reminder of “a Solid Cinder” . . .


A serving of what Sidney and Louis were cooking — in 1947, at Boston’s Symphony Hall — which happens to be a favorite recording of mine for many years, the blues named for Louis’ Boston terrier, General, STEAK FACE:

May your happiness increase!

3 responses to “SWINGS ‘EM HOT

  1. Pingback: SWINGS 'EM HOT | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it

  2. I’d always understood that “Steak Face” was Louis’ personal nickname for Big Sid.

  3. I would have thought so too, but Ricky Riccardi (who’s listened to all of Louis’ private tapes) wrote otherwise in his notes to the complete SATCHMO AT SYMPHONY HALL.

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