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Old 08-08-2022, 07:32 AM
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Default elvin gretsch, first 16 bass drum in history?

the first?
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Old 08-08-2022, 11:38 AM
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Default Re: elvin gretsch, first 16 bass drum in history?

Chico Hamilton used a 16” with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker in LA. I don’t know the year.

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Old 08-08-2022, 11:49 AM
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Default Re: elvin gretsch, first 16 bass drum in history?

About 1/3 of the way down the page. This was the early 1950’s https://www.jazzwax.com/2009/03/inte...on-part-2.html

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Old 08-08-2022, 11:53 AM
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Default Re: elvin gretsch, first 16 bass drum in history?

do you mean this one?
https://marcmyers.typepad.com/.a/6a0...ad7c970b-500wi

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Old 08-08-2022, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: elvin gretsch, first 16 bass drum in history?

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Yes. He describes the scenario in the linked text and that photo appears also.
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Old 08-08-2022, 09:48 PM
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Default Re: elvin gretsch, first 16 bass drum in history?

anecdote:

When I was about 30 years younger, I was at a jazz club in Tacoma, WA, watching an older guy setting up his kit. We were the only ones in the room at the time so I was chatting with him a bit. The snare drum he was playing looked like it was 6.5 inches deep and he was playing a 16 inch floor tom in a cradle for his bass drum. I said something like, "Wow. That snare drum is almost as big as your bass drum." His answer to me was, "That's what jazz is all about.".

So, in case anyone asks you what jazz is all about, now you can tell them.
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Old 08-09-2022, 08:37 AM
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Default Re: elvin gretsch, first 16 bass drum in history?

Is that drummer the same guy who also told us that the Hokey Pokey is what it's all about?
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Old 08-09-2022, 09:00 AM
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I dunno....All I know is that I put my right foot in...I put my right foot out....I put my right foot in and I shook it all about....

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Old 08-12-2022, 06:19 AM
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But then I put my left foot up my lol
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