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Recorded April 2023
Podcast interview with drummer Billy Drummond.
Billy Drummond is a jazz drummer based out of New York who has played with Horace Silver, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, J J Johnson, Sonny Rollins, and countless others. He’s also a great band leader with several wonderful records under his own name. His most recent album as a leader, Valse Sinistre, was a Downbeat Best Album of 2022.
- Billy Drummond’s website
- Thelonious Monk biography by Robin D.G. Kelley
- Monk’s Dreams by Frank Kimbrough
- The “Billy Drummond Sweep”
- Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins
- Billy trading with Sonny Rollins
- Blow Up (live) by Bobby Hutcherson
- Glass Bead Games by Clifford Jordan
- The Great Jazz Trio
Other podcast interviews with Billy Drummond:
After the interview Billy sent over a video of albums he’s been listening to recently. Here’s the list.
- John Lee Hooker – That’s My Story (Louis Hayes)
- Goldfinger soundtrack
- Philly Joe Jones – Showcase
- Sam Rivers Involution
- Hampton Hawes Live at the Montmartre
- Hampton Hawes – A Little Copenhagen Night Music
- Shostakovich The Age of Gold
- Igor Stravinsky Conducts
- One Night in Birdland by Charlie Parker
- Audio Master Plus Series Sampler Vol. 1
- Suite for Frida Kahlo by James Newton Ensemble
- Richard Davis Way Out West
- Isley Brothers 3+3
- Rit by Lee Ritenour
- Dexter Gordon – Tangerine
- Elvin Jones Jazz Machine Live in Japan 1978
- Black Uhuru – Red
- Max Roach Jazz in 3/4 Time
- Return to Forever No Mystery
- Artur Rubinstein / Henryk Szeryng – Beethoven Kreutzer And Spring Sonatas
- Irene Krall Gentle Rain
- Billy Harper The Believer
- Collins-Shepley Galaxy – Time, Space And The Blues
- Tony Williams Play or Die
- Jean Luc Ponty Enigmatic Ocean
- George Cables Bluesology
- Milt Jackson Sunflower
- Milt Jackson Goodbye
The song featured in this episode is Frankenstein by Billy Drummond & Freedom of Ideas from the album Valse Sinistre.
The drum intro is from Charles Ruggiero’s Loop Loft sample pack.