Back to work
Summer breaks are over now – rehearsed on Saturday in preparation for this week’s gigs in Venice and London.
Asked everyone what they did over summer – Don’s answer:
I spent some time revisiting some old 70’s Albums (remember them?) by Artists such as Stanley Clarke, Brand X, Herbie Hancock, Tower of Power, Weather Report, Flora Purim, Billy Cobham, The Police, Chick Corea, George Duke. All these Artists had great drummers in their bands, which had a profound infuence on my style.
The whole thing has now come full circle for me. If you listen closely to the current ACR album, Mind Made Up, you will hear all these Influences reworked and fitted into a Solid Ratio Groove.