viernes, 26 de agosto de 2011

Walter Page


Walter Sylvester Page (February 9, 1900 – December 20, 1957), nicknamed "Hoss," was an African American jazz bassist and leader of the Oklahoma City Blue Devils jazz orchestra from 1925–1931. He was born in Gallatin, Missouri, and his career began with Bennie Moten, performing with the seminal bandleader from 1918–1923.
From 1925, he led his own band, the Blue Devils, which was the continuation of the Oklahoma City Blue Devils, the line-up of which Count Basie joined in 1928. In 1936, Page was a member of Jones-Smith Incorporated, composed of Carl Smith, Jo Jones, Lester Young and Basie, and shortly after joined the Count Basie orchestra, and other smaller Basie-related bands, becoming part of a legendary rhythm section with Basie, drummer Jo Jones and guitarist Freddie Green. He was a key figure in the development of the walking bass in jazz.




Walter Page (9 de febrero de 1900 - 20 de diciembre de 1957) fue un bajista de jazz estadounidense. Era conocido por su estilo de walking bass.
Page comenzó su vida profesional en la banda de Bennie Moten de 1918 a 1923. En 1925 formó su propia banda, los Oklahoma City Blue Devils, una territory band, que se convertiría en los Blue Devils, y a la cual se incorporaría Count Basie en 1928. A partir de 1936, era miembro de Jones-Smith Incorporated, junto con Carl Smith, Jo Jones, Lester Young y Basie, y después se unió a la orquesta de Count Basie, además de las numerosas bandas más pequeñas lideradas por el pianista, formando parte del legendario sección de ritmo de Page, Jo Jones y el guitarrista Freddie Green.

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