Monday, May 31, 2010

A Tribute To Edgar Bateman

The great Philly based drummer Edgar Bateman, a highly influential yet somewhat obscure drummer, recently passed away.
Bateman, who's playing I was familiar with from his work with vibraphonist Walt Dickerson, was touted by drummers Roy Haynes and Bob Moses as a significant influence on their playing.

Here's a clip of Edgar Bateman swinging hard:

1 comment:

  1. Peace and many blessings to Mr. Edgar Bateman who was a beautiful soul, an extraordinary gifted talent, dedicated friend, magnificient father and Great human being. He will always be in my thoughts for the universal person that he is!

    Forever your brother & kindred spirit,
    Ricardo Rose