To chronicle the career of Hal Blaine is an almost awesome task. The office walls of his Hollywood Hills home are adorned with gold records that span the last two decades of music, such memorabilia as a mounted "thank you" letter from George Harrison and various certificates.
The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is an organization that was formed in Chicago by a group of African-Americans led by Muhal Richard Abrams. The organization was designed as an alternative to the traditional music business institutions which placed commercial success above artistic achievement.
As drummer with the rock band Triumph. Gil Moore is conscientious about his art, stating that in order to expand technically, it is most beneficial to experiment with a diversity of musical styles. Moore is also very attentive to his equipment and knowledgeable about how to achieve the best sound from his drums in live and recording situations.
While the plight of the drummer is strenuous enough in Los Angeles and New York, it is almost impenetrable for those living in various other parts of the country, which is most often the case. While the opportunities are surely limited in the larger cities, they are nearly nonexistent in those smaller cities.