Live on October 25, 2008, the Red Poppy Art House featured Jaz Sawyer and The Pursuers who demonstrated drumming’s influence on music by performing compositions from each decade since the beginning of the century. Led by Jaz on percussion, there was discussion about the drumming innovations that influenced music across America and eventually throughout the world. We also learned some interesting jazz trivia like how the High-Hat was invented and what it was originally called (a “sock cymbal” or “low boy”). It was a killin’ night of music as evidenced by this sample track, which was the last of the night — an original composition called Spontaneity. Thanks for sharing guys!
Download: Track 1
Jaz Sawyer, Drums & Congas
Matt Clark, Piano
Joel Ryan, Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Danny Grewen, Trombone & Vocals
Danny Brown, Tenor Sax & Clarinet
Eric Markowitz, Bass