Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 05 December 2019

Tate, Grady (B.)locked

  • J. Kent Williams
  • , revised by Barry Kernfeld

Extract

(b Durham, NC, Jan 14, 1932; d New York, Sept 8, 2017). American drummer and singer. He began singing as a small child, played drums from the age of five, and was at first self-taught; he learned jazz drumming while serving in the air force (1951–5). On his discharge he returned to Durham, where he studied theatre, literature, and psychology at North Carolina College and worked part-time as a musician. He then moved to Washington, DC (1959), played with Wild Bill Davis until early in 1962, and in 1963 moved to New York to work with Jerome Richardson and in Quincy Jones’s big band. Later he played with Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, Roland Kirk, Stan Getz, Kenny Burrell, Bill Evans (ii), Oscar Peterson, Lalo Schifrin, Oliver Nelson, J. J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Billy Taylor (ii) (1966), Clark Terry (in his big band, ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Please subscribe to access the full content.

Down Beat
International Musician
Jazz Journal