Friday, March 20, 2020
Abbey Rader: Get Free
Abbey Rader is an accomplished and very unique avant-garde free jazz drummer that I only recently discovered via his duo work with saxophonist Dave Liebman.
Here's brief piece on him from his Wikipedia entry:
Abbey Rader (October 14, 1943) is an American avant-garde jazz drummer. Throughout his childhood and early career, he worked in New York City where loft jazz, bebop, and free jazz influenced him. He played and taught across Europe in the 1970s and 1980s and then returned to North America to create music that combines free jazz, martial arts, and Buddhism. He has recorded over twenty-five albums as a leader and has worked with Dave Liebman, John Handy, Billy Bang, Dr. L. Subramaniam, and Mal Waldron in a career spanning over four decades.
Rader was also featured in this 2014 short film by Jorge Rubiera entitled Get Free. Check it out (lots of wisdom here!):
Abbey Rader Get Free from Jorge Rubiera on Vimeo.
And here's a bonus feature from the nice people over at the Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Company:
And...one more for the road: