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      Dave Bailey studied drumming in New York upon completing his military service as a pilot in World War II. He's not commonly credited for his role in helping popularize the bossa nova in the '60s, but Bailey learned the rhythm while touring South America in 1959 and helped many American drummers master the sound. A solid swing and bop player, Bailey's credits include stints with Johnny Hodges, Charles Mingus, Lou Donaldson, Curtis Fuller and Horace Silver. But most jazz fans reme... Read more

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