Dr. Jimmy Slyde .. Enough said .. Enjoy The Master at Play…
He formed The Slyde Brothers duo with Jimmy Sir Slyde Mitchell. Toured with Duke Ellington and Count Basie in the late 40s and early 50s.
In the 1960s and after Broadway and Hollywood lost their flare for tap dance, he moved to Paris and danced in Europe for six years. A Major influence on tap dance revival of the 1980s.
Slyde is the recipient of the Flo-Bert Award 1991, The NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award 1999, the Charles Honi Coles Award among many others.
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The clip is Dr. Jimmy Slyde, George Benson, Jo Jones and Milt Buckner in L’Aventure du Jazz.