Freddie Waits

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Birthday
27, 1943
Birthplace
Mississippi
DEATH DATE
Nov 18, 1989 (46)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
27, 1943
Birthplace
Mississippi
DEATH DATE
Nov 18, 1989 (46)

About

Hard bop and post-hop jazz drummer who played with Gene Harris, Andrew Hill, and Richard Davis, among others.

Before Fame

He began playing drums at an early age, with his earliest performances being with artists like Donald Byrd.

Trivia

He was part of Max Roach's percussion group, M'Boom, playing drums on their 1979 recording for Columbia Records.

Family Life

His son Nasheet Waits also became a professional drummer.

Associated With

He was the drummer behind notable singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, and Lena Horne.

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