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Richard Curry

When jazzmen whose surnames constitute a complete food are assembled, Richard Curry will be invited. While such a fete will however forever stay imaginary, supporters of traditional jazz in the Windy Town do spend many a swinging night time with this drummer, a literal anchor in the tempo parts of many groupings whose repertoire centered on jazz from the ’20s, probably the ’30s on the progressive evening. Club-goers using their eyes in the Curry simmering behind the drum package onstage in clarinetist and bandleader Franz Jackson’s music group were seeing a genuine veteran from the minstrel present days whose profession was certainly well underway by enough time the Roaring Twenties kicked off. A midwesterner by delivery, Curry was playing gigs at age 16. He was connected with Clarence Miller’s group in those days, after that spent some six years drumming for Charles Elgar’s clothing. Curry was among the drummers within a touring revue entitled Plantation Times; this group spent a half of a year in European countries, and the drummer started gigging with clarinetist Darnell Howard and pianist Jimmy Bell. The last mentioned gig got cut brief when Bell got busted for forging meals stamps. Records of Curry’s afterwards portions in Chicago consist of compilation tracks aswell as edges with Jackson, included in this the fine Evening on the Crimson Arrow from 1961.

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