Thursday, July 1, 2010
Drummer Jerome Jennings and I recently spent some time hanging out and talking in depth about drums and drummers. The name Tony Reedus came up a few times and Jerome suggested that I check out this album by late Reedus who recently passed away in the past year at the way too young age of 49.
Check out Tony's fine playing here with Joe Lovano on tenor and Tom Harrell on trumpet on "Fort Worth":
This tune was also included on Lovano's double CD "Quartet's" that featured drummers Billy Hart and Lewis Nash. Still one of my all-time favorites !
I remember seeing Lovano during the summer of 1996 at the Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival in Saskatoon shortly after this album was released. The band (which featured Lovano with pianist Kenny Werner, Anthony Cox on bass and Yoron Israel on drums) opened with "Fort Worth" and left a deep impression on me. Lovano always has great drummers playing with him !
Happy Canada Day everybody !