Thursday, February 25, 2010

Some of my drum idols - Part 3

Jeff Hamilton (a modern brushmaster). He is Diana Krall's first call drummer, and a drummer for whom I have the utmost admiration:

Gus Johnson (with Basie - also, smokin', is Freddie Greene and Walter Page locked in towards the end)

The focus in this clip is Basie's great rhythm guitarist Freddie Green. However, the musical and performance value are the beautiful interplay among Green, Sonny Payne on drums, Basie and bass player Norman Keenan. Payne's brushwork (and theatrics)are amazing. Performed in 1968; title: "I Don't Know".

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