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Billy James


Like gunslingers, the velocity with which a jazz drummer techniques will make, break, as well as end his status. Taking care of of Billy Wayne’ fame because the “preferred drummer” of hard bop saxophonist Sonny Stitt as well as the so-called “dean of acidity jazz” would need to perform with unflagging dedication to accuracy through the execution of quick versions of tunes — Stitt, in the end, is in charge of what experts demand may be the fastest edition of “Cherokee” recognized to mankind. Unlike denizens from the Crazy West, nevertheless, jazz drummers possess additional options at their removal besides the quick draw. In most cases, the most unique aspect of Wayne’ drumming can be an incredibly well-disposed shuffle that he appears in a position to reinvent endlessly, chorus after chorus. The drummer takes on especially well with cool jazz guitarists and it has been presented on recordings with among the better, including Give Green and Pat Martino. Wayne, who for an interval within the ’60s and ’70s was area of the mentioned Prestige label’s home rhythm section for several varieties of jazz, 1st came around the scene within the ’50s using the Lionel Hampton music group. The second option bandleader, an excellent percussionist himself, believed the only real 15-year-old Wayne had been playing at professional requirements. This offered the Pittsburgh drummer an early on begin in his profession, which continuing through long associations with Stitt, keyboardist Don Patterson, and many delicious saxophonists, including Eddie Harris and Houston Person. Drummers would think it is hard to mention a Wayne disc that’s not worthy of buying, his most illustrious shows like the Patterson aspect righteously entitled Boppin’ and Burnin’ and also better, the Employer Tenors in Orbit! periods where Stitt duels with tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons.

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Full Name Billy James
Date Of Birth January 17, 1948
Died August 7, 1991, New Zealand
Weight 84 kg
Nationality New Zealand
Children Cherie James
Music Songs When a Child is Born, A Maori Christmas, Running Bear, Green Door, Gypsy Girl, Sea Of Heartbreak/Lonesome Me, A White Sport Coat/Devil Woman, Poor Little Fool, Trotting Fan, Why Do Falls Fall In Love?, Rainbow Connection, Narrator 1, 16 Candles, What Kind Of Fool Am I?, Let's Make This World A Better Place, Narrator 2, Bunny & Eddie, Don't Believe Them, E Ipo, Gypsy Dance, Silver Lady, Why Can't You Be Friends?, Bully Rap No.2, Bully Rap No.1, Narrator 3, You're Dirty, Come Dance, Gypsy Girl Finale, Tony Pinieteri, Running with the Nite, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?, Caucasians &
Movies The Lonely Guy

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Folk Hero & Funny Guy 2016 completed Sound Guy (uncredited)
In Dubious Battle 2016 completed Apple Picker
Sleepless Night 2016 post-production Craps Player
The 5th Wave 2016 Refugee (uncredited)
The Originals 2015 TV Series Art Collector
Halt and Catch Fire 2015 TV Series Bar Patron
Hindsight 2015 TV Series Bouncer
Resurrection 2015 TV Series True Living
The Phenom 2015 Danny Kerman
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas 2013 Klans Member (uncredited)
Witches of East End 2013 TV Series Wedding Guest
Prisoners 2013 Concerned Neighbor (uncredited)
The Internship 2013 Strip club patron (uncredited)
42 2013 Baseball Player (uncredited)
Identity Thief 2013 Chef (uncredited)
A.C.O.D. 2013 Book signing patron (uncredited)
Necessary Roughness 2012 TV Series Rhino's Brother-in-law
Mena 2017 post-production Drug Dealer
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 2016 post-production Roadie
Rings 2016 completed Flea Market Vendor
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 2016 post-production French Villager (uncredited)
The Divergent Series: Allegiant 2016 completed Factionless Army



The Crazies 2010 stand-in

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