Drummer Marvin McQuitty, who collaborated with everyone from the gospel artists Fred Hammond and Israel & New Breed to the pop stars Stevie Wonder and Jessica Simpson, passed away this week at age forty-six. MD sends condolences to his family and friends.

Here’s a clip of McQuitty playing with Aaron Spears, Teddy Campbell, and Gerald Heyward at the 2006 Modern Drummer Festival. Marvin is at far right.

UPDATE – Here is a tribute clip of McQuitty put together by Hudson Music.


Please watch for additional coverage of the soulful, deep-pocketed drummer.