Saturday, May 28, 2011

Nick Stabulas

I wanted to post a couple of videos of a drummer I recently became aware of, Nick Stabulas.
Here he is with Lennie Tristano on a tune based on "Out of Nowhere".

And here's the same group ( with Warne Marsh, Lee Konitz, and Sonny Dallas) playing "Background Music" (All of Me changes). Check out the phrasing on Tristano's solo, WOW!

Great playing. Inventive , swinging. It's interesting. As much as I love Tristano's music, I find Stabulas seems to be allowed to play more aggressively than his drummers usually do.
Nick Stabulas was playing into the '70s when he passed away in an automobile accident. Definitely our loss he was taken away before his time.

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