Warren "Baby" Dodds' Drum Set - New Orleans, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 29° 57.694 W 090° 03.462
15R E 783950 N 3318170
Quick Description: Warren "Baby" Dodds' drum set is part of the New Orleans Jazz Museum collection at 400 Esplanade Avenue, in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2020 7:56:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM12EH0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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Long Description:
The New Orleans Jazz Museum is a music museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of jazz music. Through dynamic interactive exhibits, multigenerational educational programming, research facilities, and engaging musical performances, the music New Orleans made famous is explored in all its forms.

From Wikipedia: "Warren "Baby" Dodds (December 24, 1898 – February 14, 1959) was a jazz drummer born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is regarded as one of the best jazz drummers of the pre-big band era, and one of the most important early jazz drummers. He varied his drum patterns with accents and flourishes, and he generally kept the beat with the bass drum while playing buzz rolls on the snare. Some of his early influences included Louis Cottrell, Sr., Harry Zeno, Henry Martin, and Tubby Hall. Dodds was among the first drummers to be recorded who improvised while performing.

In 2010, The Downbeat Magazine Veterans Committee inducted Dodds into the Downbeat Hall of Fame. The Veterans Committee specifically looks at jazz artists who are no longer living who were overlooked for one reason or another while they were alive. The article in Downbeat about Dodds' induction again blames the recording technology in the 1920s, and it also acknowledges the fact that when Dodds was in his prime, the hi-hat had not yet been invented. By today's standards, Dodds played with an incomplete drum set for much of his career." (visit link)
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