Slim Gaillard

Slim Gaillard was a jazz Renaissance man who doubled as its court jester. He played, to one degree or another, nearly all of the most common instruments of jazz, including guitar, piano, organ, drums, vibraphone, and various saxophones; he also composed music and tap- danced. It is for his humor that he is most widely remembered and loved. It is immortalized in masterpieces such as “Flat Foot Floogie,” “Yproc Heresy,” “Chicken Rhythm,” “Serenade To A Poodle,” and “Laughin' in Rhythm,” all of which are saturated with a dadaist sense of absurdity. Like early dada music, Gaillard sang and composed songs in his own private language: Vout.

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Laughing in Rhythm
Laughing in Rhythm
Proper Records
2003
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Laughin' In Rhythm
Laughin' In Rhythm
Proper Box UK
2003
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Slim Gaillard Rides...
Verve Records
2002
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[no cover]
Laughing In Rhythm:...
Verve Records
1994
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[no cover]
Volume 1 - Laughing...
Verve Records
1989
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[no cover]
Tutti Fruitti
Verve Records
1988
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