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Eddie Locke


Eddie Locke was area of the extremely fertile Detroit jazz picture of the past due 1940s and early ’50s, and during a lot of his profession leaned even more towards golf swing and mainstream music, although he was an extremely capable drummer in newer settings. He previously a variety work with fellow drummer Oliver Jackson from 1948-1953 which was known as Bop and Locke, and he freelanced with various other Detroit music artists. After shifting to NY in 1954, Locke used Dick Wellstood, Tony Parenti, Henry “Crimson” Allen, Willie “The Lion” Smith, Teddy Wilson, Roy Eldridge, and Coleman Hawkins, learning to be a regular within the latter’s group through the ’60s. Furthermore to documenting with Lee Konitz, Tiny Grimes, and Earle Warren, Locke was with Eldridge’s music group at Ryan’s through the entire ’70s, and he continued to be quite active in to the ’90s. Locke led a novelty vocal occur the vein from the Ruler Cole Trio that included Oliver Jackson for Chiaroscuro in 1977 along with a straight-ahead swing time for Storyville in 1978.

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Full Name Eddie Locke
Date Of Birth August 2, 1930
Died September 7, 2009, Ramsey, New Jersey, United States
Profession Drummer
Nationality American
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