Did anyone ask Payne or Goldberg who did the "Dicky Bird" solos?

by David Tenner

They both lived pretty long lives (Goldberg died in 1990, Payne in 1992).

It is of course true that musicians sometimes don't remember who played in a particular session (especially if it was decades ago) and sometimes they clearly "remember" wrongly, but I would still be curious if they had been asked, and if so what answer (if any) they gave about this recording (and other disputed ones).

Incidentally, there are (sadly) no articles about either Goldberg or Payne in the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.

Posted on Aug 31, 2017, 7:48 AM

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