I remember seeing Slim Gaillard in a tiny club in the west Village in the late 70's, the joint was almost empty, so we practically had a private show, we sat right in front of him and he joked and goofed with us all through his set. Which was incredible, especially when he played the piano with his hands upside down. Hell, just watching him ask the waitress for a drink, in his own peculiar dialect (aroonie) was more entertaining than most people's entire careers.With Slam Stewart, when they were Slim & Slam.
I'll be back around the middle of the month with plenty to write about. Here's more Slim Gaillard:
On the guitar.