quarta-feira, 26 de janeiro de 2011

Russell Bizzett - Tommy Bolin Tribute

Russell Bizzett - Tommy Bolin Tribute - 2007

From cduniverse.com

Born in Sioux City Iowa, Russell grew up in a family of musicians and started playing drums on his father's knee at age 5. Both grandfathers were professional musicians. His mother's father was a "boogie-woogie" piano player and his father's father was a jazz trumpet player and big band orchestra leader. His father was a jazz drummer who played with the "Ink Spots". His two brothers were a trumpet player and a sax player, and both played drums as well. His love for drums drove him to pursue this calling. At 12 he started playing gigs at his grandfather's nightclub and by the time he was 19 he was touring with Chuck Berry. The following year he toured with Muddy Waters. He moved to New York City and studied with Roy Haynes as well as attended jazz workshops in Harlem. From 1974 to 1976 he toured and recorded with rock legend, Tommy Bolin. In 1977 he studied East Indian rythms with Colin Walcott at Naropa Institute, Boulder Colorado. From 1979-1981 he toured with jazz legend, Freddy Hubbard and took part in the 1981 Bo Diddly tour. 1982-1990 he toured with Jose Feliciano. He recorded for the Laverne & Shirley Show, under Bennett Salvey, the Merv Griffin Show under Mort Lindsey, musical director between 1983 and 1985 during down time from touring. Later he also recorded for the Northern Exposure TV series. The Independent film, "Stanley's Gig" also featured his talents on the sound track. He toured with French pop icon, Michel Jonasz from 1997 to 1998. Studied with International jazz drummer, Billy Higgins in 1998. Between tours he spent his time recording and performing in the LA area.

He has worked and recorded with a large variety of artists including Jimmy Smith, Billy Preston, Robben Ford, Jeff Berlin, Raul De Sousa, Jose Jose, Carol Kaye, Jane Getz, Eric Reed, Eric Marienthal, Wilton Felder, Rob Mullins, Ravi Coltrane, Dale Fielder Quartet, Michael Ruff, Mike Miller, the Fowler Brothers Air Pocket Band (former members of the Frank Zappa Band), Michel Danton, Steve Barta, Barry Wedgle, Kim Stone, Tom Scott , Rick Zunigar, George Bohanon, John Heard, Frank Zottoli, Ronald Muldrow, Dwight Trible, Kenny Garrett and many more.


Russell Bizzett - Drums
Wayne Peet - Keyboards & Hammond B3
Mike Miller - Guitar solos on Stratus and You Know You Know
Seth Blumberg, Ken Lasaine, Nels Cline - Guitar
Kevin Cooper, Stu Liebig - Bass
Ellington Peet, Shawn McCain,  Steve Haney - Percussion
Kevin Cooper, Ruby Etoile Vocals
Mike Acosta - Tenor & Soprano Sax
Vinny Golia - Tenor Sax

01. Stratus
02. Dreamer
03. Quadrant Four
04. You Know,You Know
05. Born Under A Bad Sign

06. Red Baron
07. San Francisco River
08. People, People
09. Tearjerker Episode

2 comentários :

Musicômano disse...

Acredito que seja este o disco a que tu te referiste lá na postagem do TB. Não conheço a fera. Vou baixar e ver qualé. Um abraço.

Only Good Song disse...

E esse eu nunca vi pela net.

Vai tranquilo que é coisa boa.