Dave Bailey

Dave Bailey

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Dave Bailey
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US jazz drummer, b. Feb 22, 1926 in Portsmouth, VA. Studied drumming in New York upon completing his military service as a pilot in World War II. A solid swing and bop player, he's not commonly credited for his role in helping popularize the bossa nova in the '60s, but Bailey learned the rhythm while touring South America in 1959 and helped many American drummers master the sound.
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