Friday, October 31, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Sound Advice: Two Drummer Greats Hit Montreal Jazz Fest

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Sound Advice: Two Drummer Greats Hit Montreal Jazz Fest
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

Two of the great drummers played on consecutive nights at the 35th annual Montreal Jazz Festival. WFUV DJ Eric Holland filed the following report for NY1.

Jack DeJohnette is as acclaimed and influential as anyone to pound the skins.

DeJohnette is currently enjoying a reunion of his trio with Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison, whose first gig was twenty years ago at the Brooklyn Museum.

Jack will be back this way in November at NJPAC with Gary Peacock and Keith Jarrett.

How do you follow Jack DeJohnette? With Ginger Baker!

Although best known for his work with Cream, Baker is a highly regarded jazz drummer whose degenerative osteo-arthritis of the spine hasn’t stopped him from playing.

The set showcased tunes from "Why," his first album in sixteen years, that ranges from a Wayne Shorter composition to territory Baker mined with Fela Kuti when he was living in Nigeria in the 70s.

Ginger’s band includes Pee Wee Ellis on sax.

High hats off to the drummers at Jazz Fest in Montreal.

10.11.12.247 ClientIP: 54.166.66.204, 23.0.160.15, 10.48.37.118 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP