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Louie Bellson

Bellson’s double bass

Louie Bellson performs an amazing drum solo in 1957.

Louis Bellson demonstrates on camera the groundbreaking double bass style of drumming that he is credited with developing.

Like his contemporaries Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich, he too possessed great timekeeping skills.

Among those jazz percussionists which Bellson himself studied and admired were Chick Webb, Papa Jo Jones, and Big Sid Catlett.