Monday, March 15, 2010

Smithsonian Jazz Drummer Interviews

Courtesy of Mike Tarrani at his fine jazz drumming blog drumz4sale, check out these interviews and oral histories from jazz drummers Louis Bellson, Chico Hamilton and Roy Haynes - all compiled by Anthony Brown for the Smithsonian Institute.

Here are the links to the individual interviews:

Louis Bellson

Chico Hamilton

Roy Haynes

You can find out more information and many more insightful interviews with other significant jazz artists here as well:

Be sure to check out the .mp3's of the above artists telling their stories. A nice find by Mike Tarrani, one of the worlds foremost snare drummer collectors !

btw - Happy 85th Birthday Mr. Haynes !

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