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by Andrew J. Sammut
Red NicholsThe Red HeadsJazz Oracle2003 If you play on your own terms for small audiences without any recognition, you're a hero; if you do it while earning a steady paycheck and selling plenty of records, you're a sell-out. Or so it might seem for Ernest Loring Red" Nichols (1905-1965): trumpeter, composer, bandleader, polarizing figure in American music and possibly the most well employed musician of the Jazz Age. ...read more