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Book details
  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:genres & Styles / Jazz
  • Language:English
  • Pages:224
  • Format:Soft Cover

A Drummer's Story

by Warren Benbow

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Overview
A Drummer's Story chronicles the adventures of Warren Benbow, a kid drummer just out of the High School of Performing Arts in New York City. His stories describe the changing world of jazz in the 1970s, from acoustic music to electric jazz fusion. Warren narrates his experiences with the legendary musicians he knew and played with. Names such as Whitney Houston, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Betty Carter, and James 'Blood' Ulmer. His memoir reflects not only the shifts within the sounds of Jazz, but the changing racial and political climate in America during the 60's and 70's.
Description
A Drummer's Story chronicles the adventures of Warren Benbow, a kid drummer just out of the High School of Performing Arts in New York City. His stories describe the changing world of jazz in the 1970s, from acoustic music to electric jazz fusion. Warren narrates his experiences with the legendary musicians he knew and played with. Names such as Whitney Houston, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Betty Carter, and James 'Blood' Ulmer. His memoir reflects not only the shifts within the sounds of Jazz, but the changing racial and political climate in America during the 60's and 70's.
About the author
Warren Benbow is a drummer, songwriter, music producer and educator in New York City. He has worked and/or recorded with Whitney Houston, Nina Simone, LL Cool J, Betty Carter, Phyllis Hyman, Weldon Irvine, Jr., Larry Willis with Eddie Gomez, Olu Dara, Ted Daniel, Linda and Sonny Sharrock, Jimmy Owens with Chris White and Kenny Barron, Raw Sugar, Doug and Jean Carn, Rene McLean, Rickie Byars Beckwith, Michael Urbaniak and Ursula Dudziak, Billy “Spaceman” Patterson, Junko O’Hashi, Teruo Nakamura and Super Friends, and is an original member of James “Blood” Ulmer’s “Odyssey” band. He has performed on television, in the studio, and in clubs or concert halls around the world with artists Mary J. Blige, Gwen Guthrie, Nancy Wilson, Mavis Stalpes, Brian McKnight, SWV, and many others.


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