Sunday, September 28, 2008

CD of the Day - "Art of Drumming - Batuka!"

CD of the Day
"Art of Drumming - Batuka! International Drum Fest" (VFP 065.654) 2004
Produced by Vera Figueiredo
Featuring: Dave Weckl (on "Spontaneous Combustion", a fantastic solo number recorded in Brazil), Aquiles Priester ("Judgement Day"), Virgil Donati (a duo with Vera Figueiredo, "Double V"), Robby Ameen "Yo! Yogi" (a short track but an infectious groove dedicated to the late Yogi Horton, Luther Vandross' longtime drummer who also played with Grover Washington Jr. and recorded on Claudio Roditi's debut LP for CTI, "Red on Red"), Yuri Prado, Igor Wilcox, Sandro Moreno, Ebel Perrelli ("Mandinga", maybe the album highlight), Valmir Bessa, Turquinho Filho, Marquinhos Fê, Paganini, Gledson Meira, Cláudio Félix et al.
A must-have item for all the lovers of... the "art of drumming"!

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