Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dennis Mackrel

I came across this great footage of drummer Dennis Mackrel and had to share it with you all:

Dennis is an amazing drummer and somebody that I think all aspiring Jazz drummers should be aware of. He's played in a wide variety of musical situations and really hits the gig no matter with who or what music he's playing. I've heard him back up the Count Basie Orchestra and the likes of Tony Bennett to more modern and open contexts with saxophonist Kirk MacDonald and bassist Neil Swainson. A fine example to follow.

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