Clyde Stubblefield bless you forever, you rocked the entire Planet Earth with the most innovative and funky drumming ever heard...Thank You!
I was just thinking what a good friend Larry Coryell was. It didn't matter whether he called me for gigs, although he did - Or what he had achieved. We didn't roll like that, for which I’m thankful. He seemed to be able to see in my case anyway, where I was weak and needed to fortify - and would talk with me about this without judgment. Now that’s a good friend.
R.I.P. Alphonse Mouzon...Much Love Forever.
I’m reading Jimmy Heath’s book, ‘I Walked With Giants’. He and his crew were trying to break new ground with Bebop and had to deal with the conservative swing era big band backlash. He even had a Bebop big band. They were young and trying to break new ground. I see many now who copy what they did, or try to and call it a day. They did this in the late 1940's and 1950's nearly 70 years ago. Interesting!
Had a wonderful time at The Cutting Room with my friends Lenny White and Gerry Gibbs. We went to the signing of Mark Guiliana's new book. Saw Danny Seraphine, JoJo Mayer, Robbie Gonzales and many old and new friends. Now back to watching Luke Cage and finishing my taxes!
I know a guy who said for $75.00 dollars, I won't trade fours, or solo. But for a $100.00 dollars- I will. The gig paid $75.00 - So when they gave him fours there was silence. The leader forgot and gave him a chorus.... Silence for 32 bars then he came back in at the top.
I died laughing!
Jazz drummer Mike Clark keeps ‘bumping into funk’ –and he’s back in Bay Area