Thursday, June 11, 2020

Hazel Scott and Shelly Manne 100 -- June 11, 2020
Beautiful and fantastically talented Hazel Scott was born 100 years ago today, 11-June-1920, in Port of Spain, Trinidad.  She could play jazz and classical piano, sing and act.  She was active in striving for civil rights.

Drummer and band leader Shelly Manne was also born 100 years ago today.  I used to hear him on KJAZ. I always like the use he made of his name, like Shelly Manne and His Men. His Los Angeles nightclub was Shelly's Manne-Hole. He played with the early bebop musicians. He played for Woody Herman and Stan Kenton. He played on many movie and television show soundtracks.

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