Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Francisco Mela with the Chris Crocco Trio

I've really been enjoying the drumming of Cuban now New York jazz drummer Francisco Mela (I think he's spent time living in Toronto and Boston as well?) Here's Fransico in an intimate, modern trio setting with guitarist Chris Crocco:

Francisco's got a very interesting stick grip!
Here's another fine clip of Francisco with his own group from a performance at the Blue Note:

1 comment:

  1. Great stuff as usual John. I was digging Francisco just last week on one of the Small's broadcasts. The group was Mela ,David Wong bass
    Grant Stewart tenor and leader Antonio Ciacca on piano . Anyway, I really dug the "time" playing of
    Mr Mela.
    Thanks for the informative clips on drums.A wealth of material.