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Les DeMerle and Sound 67: Once in a Lifetime

Every once in a while, the discovery of a forgotten recording from the past results in the history of jazz being altered. Until now, it was believed that the hard-driving and swinging drummer Les DeMerle made his first recordings in 1969 with his debut as a leader, Spectrum. The first-time release of Once In A Lifetime, which was recorded in 1967, rewrites the history books a bit.At the time, Les DeMerle was 20 and already had quite a bit of musical experience… [ read more ]

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