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Who’s with Cootie?

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Anyone have any idea who is the fellow with his arms up in the air?

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No, but I can give you some irrelevant information instead. The move the dancer is doing is very likely either a "boogie forward" or an "eagle slide." No guarantee that's what he'd have called it himself at the time, though.

(OK, fine, I have possibly relevant info, too, but I assume you already know this: William Claxton took that picture in 1960. The address is printed on the marquee, so location I'll leave to the astute reader.)

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The jumping guy in the background is not identified in Joachim Ernst Berendt's book JAZZLIFE (p. 223) - where this pic came from - either so he may well remain shrouded in mystery.

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That is a great pic.  I think I'd be doing the same thing standing near Cootie.

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Somehow the mysterious person reminds me of Monk.

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16 hours ago, mikeweil said:

Somehow the myterious person reminds me of Monk.

My thoughts too. I thought it might be Monk since he played in Cootie’s band.  

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I'd bet Berendt would have noticed THAT and indicated it in the photo caption.

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