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Tough, Dave [Dav(e)y; David Jaffray]locked

  • J. Bradford Robinson

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(b Oak Park, IL, April 26, 1907; d Newark, NJ, Dec 9, 1948). American jazz drummer. As a member of the Austin High School Gang in the mid-1920s he had a formative influence on Chicago-style jazz. In the late 1920s he toured Europe, where he made his first recordings in Berlin (...

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W. Balliett: American Musicians: Fifty-six Portraits in Jazz (New York, and Oxford, England, 1986)
W. Balliett: American Musicians II: Seventy-two Portraits in Jazz (New York, and Oxford, England, 1996)
The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2/2002)