Kidd Jordan (tenor saxophone), Dave Burrell (piano), William Parker (bass), Hamid Drake (drums), live, New York, 2014
Imagine living in a drumless world.
Perhaps the greatest drummer ever.
Tony Allen—three takes.
Recording studio, 2009
opening the window
I see the butterfly off . . .
into the field
—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue
Donald Edwards, live, Israel (Tel Aviv)
Listening to drums makes it easier to believe: maybe things will be all right after all.
Gebhard Ullmann (tenor saxophone), Steve Swell (trombone), Hilliard Greene (bass), Barry Altschul (drums), “Planet Hopping on a Thursday Afternoon” (S. Swell), live, Germany (Bernbeuren), 2010
voices I miss
Lester Bowie’s New York Organ Ensemble (LB [1941-1999, MCOTD Hall of Fame], trumpet; Frank Lacy, trombone; James Carter, tenor saxophone; Spencer Barefield, guitar; Kathy Farmer, organ; Famoudou Don Moye, drums), live, Spain (Madrid), 1992
Time for just one?
Try “Somewhere” (L. Bernstein, S. Sondheim), 11:45-.
Vivian Maier (1926-2009), Chicago (Maxwell Street), 1967