Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rodney Green

A couple nice ones today of drummer Rodney Green who has played as a sideman to many of the world's greats including Mulgrew Miller, Diana Krall and Charlie Haden. Here he is with a nice opening solo from a recent hit in Tel Aviv:

And playing here with a very nice Milt Jackson/Modern Jazz Quartet tribute:

And appearing here with Charlie Haden's Quartet West:

I heard Rodney play with this particular group in 2008 at the now defunct Calgary Jazz Festival. The group performed in a very wide open church and I was very impressed with Green's incredible dynamic control and ability to make everything sound right given the the challenging acoustics of such a venue.

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