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The great Roy Haynes

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I saw Roy and his band last night. 87 and he has so much spunk in his step, and he can still play the drums as if he's 25. It had me wondering, besides him, who is still around that payed with Charlie Parker.
Paul Bley, Horace Silver and Sonny Rollins are three more.
Not that many left. Any others?

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Anyway, Bird's been gone 57 years, so we're basically talking about guys, say, 77 years old and up.

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I believe Jimmy Heath played with Bird. Not certain, but suspect Barry Harris may also have played with him once or twice?

Dick Hyman definitely played with Bird as he is the pianist on the brief film clip of Bird and Diz.

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Barry Harris?

Dick Hyman?

Mundell Lowe?

Sonny Igoe was around until this year. But yeah, not many.

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I saw Roy and his band last night. 87 and he has so much spunk in his step, and he can still play the drums as if he's 25. It had me wondering, besides him, who is still around that payed with Charlie Parker.

Paul Bley, Horace Silver and Sonny Rollins are three more.

Not that many left. Any others?

Knobby Totah-or however he spells it, Barry Harris-as a teen. Best I can do off the top.

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I saw Roy and his band last night. 87 and he has so much spunk in his step, and he can still play the drums as if he's 25. It had me wondering, besides him, who is still around that payed with Charlie Parker.

Paul Bley, Horace Silver and Sonny Rollins are three more.

Not that many left. Any others?

Knobby Totah-or however he spells it, Barry Harris-as a teen. Best I can do off the top.

Mundell Lowe, very good! Recorded at the Rockland Palace. Great player ever since!

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I saw Roy and his band last night. 87 and he has so much spunk in his step, and he can still play the drums as if he's 25. It had me wondering, besides him, who is still around that payed with Charlie Parker.

Paul Bley, Horace Silver and Sonny Rollins are three more.

Not that many left. Any others?

Knobby Totah-or however he spells it, Barry Harris-as a teen. Best I can do off the top.

Mundell Lowe, very good! Recorded at the Rockland Palace. Great player ever since!

Lee Konitz! Lest we forget..

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I saw Roy and his band last night. 87 and he has so much spunk in his step, and he can still play the drums as if he's 25. It had me wondering, besides him, who is still around that payed with Charlie Parker.

Paul Bley, Horace Silver and Sonny Rollins are three more.

Not that many left. Any others?

Knobby Totah-or however he spells it, Barry Harris-as a teen. Best I can do off the top.

Knobby Totah passed earlier this year, unfortunately. There is a thread if you search.

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More who played with Bird and are still with us:

Eddie Bert (with the Gene Roland 'Band That Never Was')

Urbie Green (Woody Herman and the Bird)

Toots Thielemans (at the 1949 Paris jazz festival jam)

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Maybe Vince Wallace (Bop City, San Francisco)

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Sorry to hear. I think we're misspelling his first name. Nobe? Nobby? Allen, help us out! I know he's foreign-born, and i bekieve the first name is not a nickname. Turkish? Aaalleen! I do remember him playing in NY a lot in the 70s, Lee Konitz Nonet and at Gregory's w/somebody or mther. Hod O'Brien would know.. Or AAALLLEENNN!!!

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Sorry to hear. I think we're misspelling his first name. Nobe? Nobby? Allen, help us out! I know he's foreign-born, and i bekieve the first name is not a nickname. Turkish? Aaalleen! I do remember him playing in NY a lot in the 70s, Lee Konitz Nonet and at Gregory's w/somebody or mther. Hod O'Brien would know.. Or AAALLLEENNN!!!

"Knobby" is correct. His real name was Nabil Marshall Totah. He was born on April 5, 1930 in Ramallah, a Palestinian city on the West Bank and he died on June 7, 2012 in York, PA.

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I don't know the personnel of Joe Timer's "The Orchestra" in D.C., but possibly a surviving player or two from that band?

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Not positive, but I hope that these gentlemen are still with us:

Hal Gaylor

George Freeman

Donn Trenier

Don Joseph

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Nabil. Thank you. What part of the world was he from? I'm guessing Mid-East. We were at the same party once but I didn't get to meet him. He was on records and bands I liked. The '70s were happening in NY..Lee had g gig at Strykers, so he probably did that. I used to see his name at Gregory's-don't remember who. With Not Chuck Wayne.

Nabil. Thank you. What part of the world was he from? I'm guessing Mid-East. We were at the same party once but I didn't get to meet him. He was on records and bands I liked. The '70s were happening in NY..Lee had g gig at Strykers, so he probably did that. I used to see his name at Gregory's-don't remember who. With Not Chuck Wayne.

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Nabil. Thank you. What part of the world was he from? I'm guessing Mid-East.

Apparently you didn't read post #12.

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I have lowly cell phone and can't scroll enough to get every post. Why don't you just tell me where he's from?

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I have lowly cell phone and can't scroll enough to get every post. Why don't you just tell me where he's from?

Your wish is my command - not really, but here it is: his nickname was "Knobby", his real name was Nabil Marshall Totah. He was born on April 5, 1930 in Ramallah, a Palestinian city on the West Bank, and he died on June 7, 2012 in York, PA.

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Ramallah? Jesus. Lucky he got the hell out of there. For us especially...

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Lee Konitz said he never had the opportunity to play "head to head" with Bird, but he makes good for that here:

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Ramallah? Jesus. Lucky he got the hell out of there. For us especially...

"Jesus"? Are you sure?

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Lee Konitz said he never had the opportunity to play "head to head" with Bird, but he makes good for that here:

Too funny! If he hadn't been a great saxophonist, Konitz could have done stand-up.

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