Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hiatus Watching: Give the Drummers Some Space

One of the best of this and any year is "The Broader Picture", the music of drummer-composer Billy Hart performed by Mr. Hart & the WDR Big Band with arrangements by Christophe Schweizer.

Here's one of the great tracks:

Here's the drummer with The Cookers from 2014:

A change of pace now with John Hollenbeck & Claudia Quintet:

Later in August, Palmetto Records releases Matt Wilson's Honey & Salt "Music Inspired by the Poetry of Carl Sandburg" - the blend of music and poetry is a delight and features Mr. Wilson in the company of Jeff Lederer (saxophones, clarinet, piccolo), Ron Miles (cornet), Dawn Thomson (guitars, vocal), and Martin Wind (acoustic bass):

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