Sunday, February 14, 2010
Faux Real by Christine Moon, Courier Staff Artist
It's a Lulu by Lulu Zhong, Courier Staff Artist
This Side Up by by Laurel Brodzinsky, Courier Staff Writer
Second Moon by Christine Moon, Courier Staff Artist
"Baby" Dodds was the younger brother of clarinetist Johnny Dodds. He is regarded as one of the very best jazz drummers of the pre-Big band era, and one of the most important early jazz drummers. Dodds was among the first drummers who improvised while performing to be recorded. He varied his drum patterns with accents and flourishes.
Watch Baby Dodds play, in one of the first films of any drummer.
Celebrate Black History Month with The Courier.