Black, Dave [David John ]
- Barry Kernfeld
(b Philadelphia, Jan 23, 1928; d Alameda, CA, Dec 4, 2006). American drummer. From 1948, when he won a contest run by Gene Krupa, he worked in local bands, and in the summer and autumn of 1953 he served as house drummer at the Blue Note club in Philadelphia, where he accompanied Charlie Parker, Buddy DeFranco, Georgie Auld, and others. He then toured and recorded with Duke Ellington (late ...