Plays Drums and Piano – 1972

Sammy Davis Jr.


The remarkable entertainer plays jazz

Sammy Davis Jr may have been best known for singing but he was also a virtuosic tap-dancer, a masterful impressionist, a fine actor, and a comic talent; he could also play credible trumpet and vibes.

However none of those talents are in evidence on this performance from 1972 which features Sammy Davis Jr. as a very good drummer and briefly playing some blues piano.

It is just another reason why he was known as the world’s greatest entertainer; imagine if he had played drums more often.

-Scott Yanow

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