Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Al Foster!

A couple clips of Al Foster for you to enjoy today:

I think the first album with Al Foster that really got my attention was Joe Henderson's "The State of The Tenor" (a great live trio date with Ron Carter on bass recorded at the Village Vanguard). I've been playing a lot of Joe Henderson tunes with Jim Brenan lately, so this one has been getting a lot of airplay around my house these days. Blue Mitchell's "The Thing To Do" is also a great one featuring a very young "Aloysius" Foster on drums (dig his funky calypso beat on "Fungii Mama") and definitely required listening if you ever hope to have a conversation about Jazz with Kevin Dean !

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