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Buddy Bolden and the Big Four
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet player, attributes the Big Four beat to Buddy Bolden.
You don't think New Orleans drummers might have had a little something to do with it?
To me, this misapprehension on Wynton's part demonstrates both how underrated New Orleans drummers are and the fact that they, in fact, laid the foundation for all the popular music - jazz, R & B, rock and roll, funk - that came out of the city.
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