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Big Sid Catlett

Big Sid Catlett was arguably one of the most naturally talented percussionists in jazz history. To celebrate Catlett's centenary in January 2010, Alyn Shipton is joined by drum expert Richard Pite to pick the highlights of a recorded catalogue that includes work with the swing orchestras of Fletcher Henderson and Benny Goodman, the modern jazz of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, and the original Louis Armstrong All Stars.

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Sat 16 Jan 2010 16:00