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Posted on March 27, 2022 at 07:10:28
Cpwill
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Nice article in this morning's WaPo about drummer and NEA Jazzmaster, Billy Hart, and the DC Jazz scene in the middle of the last century.


"One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz." - Lou Reed

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My recollections of Billy Hart, posted on March 27, 2022 at 12:58:43
andy evans
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Some time in the late 1970s I played bass in a rehearsal set up by a jazz friend in London in which he had invited Billy and the pianist with the band that was playing Ronnie Scotts at the time.

I have never before or since played with any drummer that made me feel so good - there was something magical about it, as if one could do no wrong.
Uncanny....

Later that evening we went into Ronnie's to hear the band. Billy was in the reception having some fun talking with the rest of the band. They were all kidding him. Like "Hey, Billy, how come you so hot? You've played with Herbie, Wayne Shorter, Zawinul, Tyner, Jimmy Smith and all those guys. What you got that makes you so hot?

Billy smiled and said "They tell me I make them feel good".

I know instantly exactly what he meant!

 

RE: My recollections of Billy Hart, posted on March 27, 2022 at 19:16:40
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I met him once and really liked him. Just a nice person. Treated me like an old friend.

 

RE: My recollections of Billy Hart, posted on March 28, 2022 at 08:39:41
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I wish the NEA induction ceremony was in DC this year, but it's in SFCA. Too bad, they are always great productions with some fine Jazz.

Ciao,


"One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz." - Lou Reed

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"Enhancing The Universe with Your Talent...", posted on March 28, 2022 at 16:23:58
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Thanks for hipping us to that Cpwill!

It led to this, which led to a huge, grateful smile knowing these folks still do, these folk still are:







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RE: Billy Hart, posted on March 29, 2022 at 04:58:27
fantja
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Thanks! for sharing.

 

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