Webb, Chick

Webb, Chick

▪ American musician
byname of  William Henry Webb  
born Feb. 10, 1902/09, Baltimore, Md., U.S.
died June 16, 1939, Baltimore

      black American jazz drummer who led one of the dominant big bands of the swing era. Its swing, precision, and popularity made it the standard of excellence to which other big bands aspired.

      Webb went to New York City in 1924 and formed his own big band in 1926; in its early years it included such players as alto saxophonists Benny Carter (Carter, Benny) and Johnny Hodges (Hodges, Johnny). Throughout the 1930s, steady engagements at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem helped Webb maintain a stable roster of band personnel and develop ensemble discipline.

      His drumming, noted for swing, taste, and virtuoso technique, was the band's foundation. His work was perhaps particularly impressive in light of his short physical stature owing to a curved spine. From 1933 Edgar Sampson's arrangements (“Blue Lou,” “Stompin' at the Savoy”) gave the band distinctive character. Though it included no major soloists, Webb's band regularly defeated the other major swing bands in musical contests. It reached its heights of popularity after the teenaged Ella Fitzgerald (Fitzgerald, Ella) began recording novelty songs with it in 1935. After Webb's death from tuberculosis in 1939, Fitzgerald led the band for two years.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Chick Webb — For other people named William Webb, see William Webb (disambiguation). Chick Webb Background information Birth name William Henry Webb …   Wikipedia

  • Chick Webb — Datos generales Nombre real William Henry Webb Nacimiento 2 de octubre 1905 Origen Baltimore, Maryland, EE.UU …   Wikipedia Español

  • Chick-fil-A — Type Private Industry Restaurants Founded 1946 (first Dwarf House opened in Hapeville, Georgia) 1967 (first Chick fil A opened in Atlant …   Wikipedia

  • Chick Webb — Webb (William, dit Chick), batteur et chef d orchestre américain (Baltimore, 1909 1939). A partir de 1930, il se produisit régulièrement avec son orchestre au Savoy Ballroom de Harlem. C est notamment dans cet orchestre qu Ella Fitzgerald fit ses …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Webb — may refer to:Places;Australia *Mount Webb National Park, Queensland;Canada *Webb, Saskatchewan *Webb No. 138, Saskatchewan, a rural municipality;United States *Webb, Alabama *Webb, Iowa *Webb, Mississippi *Webb, New York *Webb City, Missouri… …   Wikipedia

  • Webb — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alan Webb (Schauspieler) (1906–1982), englischer Schauspieler Alan Webb (Leichtathlet) (* 1983), US amerikanischer Mittelstreckenläufer Alex Webb (* 1952), US amerikanischer Fotograf Aston Webb (1849−1930) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chick — may refer to: A bird that has not yet reached the adult stage, especially: a young chicken A day old cockerel in falconry Woman (slang) Chick, a clothing line by Nicky Hilton People: Chick Young (born 1951), a Scottish football journalist Chick… …   Wikipedia

  • Webb —   [web],    1) Chick, eigentlich William Webb, amerikanischer Jazzschlagzeuger und Bandleader, * Baltimore (Maryland) 10. 2. 1902, ✝ ebenda 16. 6. 1939; kam 1924 nach New York, wo er Ende der 20er Jahre ein erfolgreiches Swingorchester gründete,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Chick Webb — William Henry „Chick“ Webb (* 10. Februar 1905[1] in Baltimore, Maryland; † 16. Juni 1939 ebenda) war ein amerikanischer Schlagzeuger. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben und Wirken 2 Leben 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chick Autry (first baseman) — For the American League player of the same name, see Chick Autry (catcher). Chick Autry First baseman Born: January 2, 1885(1885 01 02) Humboldt, Tennessee Died: January 16, 1976( …   Wikipedia

Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»