Ed Shaughnessy has been playing drums since he was 14 years old in his native New Jersey. By 19, he was working with George Shearing at New York's Three Deuces.
"I want to create a feeling to a mass of people instrumentally, one that permeates their inner self, that gives them a feeling. We don't have lyrics to rely on and that makes me feel the best," states drummer John Guerin.
Surprisingly enough, much of the drumming heard in today's commercial media is aptly executed by a distinguished pair of performers, both of the same family, but of two different generations.
Russ Kunkel is a familiar name on the Los Angeles session scene. He has played drums for some of the most well-known artists in the music business. As pulse maker of the rock-jazz quartet, The Section, Kunkel's breezy jazz-flavored playing is a pleasurable experience to watch.