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Were I to hazard a guess, I would say it's a reference to the somewhat diminutive dimensions of whatever joint that is Blakey and his Messengers blew apart that evening.That is, however, a guess.
Sidewinder. Cool. Regards,Joe Thompson ;0)
"Sidewinder" has such an infectious groove. The tune will pop into my head from time to time and just remain there for hours.People probably wonder why my head bops.
Definitely died too young. Shot to death in a club called Slugs'...irony sucks.
Thanks for the link, Bruno!
Great photo. Not seen this one before. Strikes me in two ways. First his tone and playing always sounded so huge that it is appropriate that he is larger than his surroundings. Secondly when listening to his recordings it always sound like he is playing directly TO you. So to see him eyes averted and horn directed downwards is strange. Starting places for anyone new to Lee (you are in for a treat) would be the solo album Search for the New Land or the Art Blakey The Big Beat.
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