Cozy Cole is considered to be one of the most perfect
drummers jazz has produced, possessing an incomparably
solid tempo with dreamy clearness and unstoppable power!
William Randolph "Cozy" Cole,was a life-long student of the
drums, studying at Julliard in the mid-1940s,and with the
New York Philharmonic's Saul Goodman.
Most of his long career was as a sideman for such leaders
as; Willie Bryant, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton and Louis
Armstrong. Even before these, Cozy had played with Benny
Carter's first (and un-successful) band. That band also had
such un-known names as Teddy Wilson (piano); Chu Berry
(tenor sax) and a young trombonist named Dickie Wells.
Almost with complete silence, Cozy broke many of the racial
barriers in music