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Give the Drummer Less

Drummers are the under-sung heroes of the jazz world. At their best, they lift up and enhance whatever the so-called front-liners are up to while being ready to step up and say their piece when called upon. But every now and then things get a bit… sticky. This episode explores four recordings where to varying degrees the drummer goes a little wild and oddity results.Playlist Discussion of Charlie Parker‘s album Bird and Diz (Verve) 6:05 Discussion of Dexter Gordon‘s album One Flight Up (Blue Note) 27:00 Discussion of Slide Hampton‘s album Mellow Dy (LRC) 40:25 Discussion of Mostly Other People Do the Killing’s album Disasters Vol… [ read more ]


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