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: