As swing soloists developed their virtuoso techniques, the
rhythm section had to make even more radical changes to
keep up. This chapter looks at the brilliantly accomplished
innovators on piano (Fats Waller and Art Tatum), guitar (Charlie
Christian), bass (including Walter Page, Milt Hinton, Jimmy
Blanton), and drums (Chick Webb, Gene Krupa, Jo Jones, Sid
Catlett), all of whom changed the very nature and function
of the rhythm section.