Thursday, July 19, 2012
Billy Drummond Plays
Those of you who follow my blog regularly will know that Billy Drummond has long been one of my favorite contemporary Jazz drummers. His dynamic and hard swinging style and his great beat and giant cymbal sound have always appealed to me. He's also got quite a nice cymbal and drum collection...
I first heard Billy play during the late 90s while I was still living in Montreal. Drummond was touring quite a bit with pianist Renee Rosnes as a trio those days and I caught their act several times with many great bassists including the likes of Ed Howard, John Patitucci and Scott Colley.
Some of my favorite Billy Drummond albums that I always like to recommend include:
As a leader:
As a sideman:
Tim Ries - "Universal Spirits"
Chris Potter - "Vertigo"
Vincent Herring - "Secret Love"
Actually....any of these fine albums that Billy recorded on the Criss Cross label are worth checking out!
Thanks to one dedicated youtube.com poster, here's a great collection of Billy Drummond solos to check out: