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January 28, 2006
Chris Dave, amazing drummer

Been wanting to post this for several months but never got around to it. If you ever get the chance to see drummer Chris Dave, do it! I saw him with Meshell Ndegeocello a few months ago and had my face melted by his playing. The most musical, creative, groove-generating, technically accomplished drummer I think I've ever seen. I read later that he's often compared to Tony Williams though his center may be closer to hip-hop than jazz, though there's no reason to pin him down anywhere.

Looks like he's most recently with a group called Jabane Ensemble, playing at the Blue Note Jan 24-5.

January 28, 2006 11:47 PM