[JPL] Al Di Meola/Fusion

Maurice Hogue onemansjazz at shaw.ca
Fri Aug 25 02:41:17 EDT 2006



----- Original Message -----
From: Jae Sinnett <jaejazz at yahoo.com>
Date: Friday, August 25, 2006 0:16 am
Subject: Re: [JPL] Al Di Meola/Fusion
> 
   
>  I remember playing this little jazz club in Norfolk called the 
> Judges Chambers. One night I was playing and at that time I was 
> using a small canary yellow (Tony William's yellow) jazz Gretsch 
> kit. On one break the waiter came over to me and said there is a 
> drummer at the bar that would like to talk with you. So I walked 
> over and around the corner and almost passed out. It was Billy 
> sitting at the bar. We talked and I asked him to sit in. He did 
> and killed. He was huge back then. A major body builder. It was a 
> night I'll never forget.  
>   
>  Jae 

Billy Cobham's very much into playing squash now. He did a workshop
for Yamaha here in Winnipeg back in May, and the first thing he
talked about was playing squash with a local drummer.  He looks in
terrific shape, and his playing was perfect.  No other word to describe
it.

Maurice
CKUW


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