Dave Black (drummer)

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David "Dave" Black (January 23, 1928 in Philadelphia - December 4, 2006) was an American jazz drummer who is most notable for his work with Duke Ellington from 1953 to 1955.[1][2] Prior to that, Black had been the drummer in the house band at the Philadelphia Blue Note Jazz Club where he played with the likes of Charlie Parker, Buddy DeFranco and Zoot Sims.[2] In 1955 Black contracted polio and left the Duke Ellington Orchestra.[2] After recovering, he partnered with Bob Scobey until the latter's death in 1963.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Dave Black". Drummerworld. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  2. ^ a b c d "Dave Black obituary". The Daily Telegraph. 2006-12-13. Retrieved 2018-08-10.