Thursday, March 13, 2008
Okay, what can I say about this guy? Well, I've just managed to play a piece that I've wanted to play since I was a teenager, and it was written by him. Three of my favorite drummers of all time came from his band. This guy introduced me to Edgard Verese, Arnold Shoenberg, Pierre Boulez, Igor Stravinsky, Johnny Guitar Watson, The Tuvan Throat Singers, Flo and Eddy, Captain Beefheart, the Brecker Brothers, Eddie Jobson, Adrian Bellew, the Bulgarian Women's choir, Terry Bozzio, Warren Cucarrulo, Chad Wackerman, Steve Vai, Mike Keneally and who knows who else? I have more albums by this artist than any other. I owe this guy a real debt of gratitude. He is a true genius of music.