Met Jeff “Tain” Watts on Friday and got him to sign my copies of Citizen Tain and Bar Talk which I bought back when I was still in high school. Let’s just say “Tain” is a seriously cool dude. So in honor of Mr. Watts, I decided this week to do a Sounds For Sunday playlist dedicated to drummers featuring Jamire Williams, Chris Dave, Mark Guiliana, Eric Harland, Clarence Penn, Ari Hoenig, Ziv Ravitz, E.J. Strickland and Brian Blade. Once again, my selections were confined to what is made available on Soundcloud and I chose only songs with drummers as the leader of the band. Hope you dig it.
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food, particularly ramen and other Japanese delicacies.