Did you ever meet someone who speaks only when it matters? And who means everything he says? Aynsley Dunbar plays drums like that.
At 37, L.A.-based Alex Acuna could honestly call himself—if he weren’t so self effacing—one of the world’s most versatile drummer/percussionists. Though most people know his mid-Seventies work with the globe-hopping Weather Report, many are unaware of the depth of his Latin chops (schooled in Peru and Puerto Rico), his pit and show work (in […]
The night before I was to interview Marty Morrell, long-time drummer with the late jazz pianist Bill Evans, I sat up late in a downtown Toronto highrise listening to albums recorded in New York and Tokyo: Marty trading fours with Evans and Eddie Gomez.
Derek Hess plays drums with the Rossington Collins Band, a group made up of Lynyrd Skynyrd band members plus some new faces. Derek is one of those new faces, and we first met at a Rossington Collins concert in Holmdel, New Jersey on July 16, 1981. I’d arrived a few hours before showtime and began […]
Many drummers have cited Bobby Colomby us one of the driving forces behind a new sound during the '60s.