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Like Chick Webb, February is short. Also like that great drummer and leader of the Big Band Swing Era, February sure knows how to bang on things to great effect. And even if, in this month of holiday groundhogs, armed cupids, and first presidents, you are feeling less a part of what Phil Shaap calls the ‘poliphonic vertically-integrated, orchestral, rhythmic collective,’ bang it out for Webb this week on what would be his 100th (or so) birthday. Whether your percussion is a Savoy Stomp or just a circumflex cymbal, remember what the Jazz age says to everything: improvise.