Monday, July 1, 2013

Jake Hanna Interview

Jake Hanna was a great drummer, equally comfortable in larger ensemble settings such as Woody Herman and Toshiko Akiyoshi's big bands as well as in smaller configurations (see Oscar Peterson).

Here's a rare, informal interview with Hanna recorded in Victoria, British Columbia:

And to put things into context, here's a clip of Jake Hanna with the Woody Herman band demonstrating how to play breakneck, up tempos at ease on the classic flag-waver "Caldonia":


We're presently in summer mode now over here at the Four on the Floor offices. Posting will be sparse but regular over the next couple of months.

Thanks again for your continued support and Happy Canada Day everybody!

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