Re: Hal Blaine
I think that the notable session drummers like Hal Blaine are awesome - no matter what it called for, day in and day out for decades, he made it happen. Recently I've been working on learning the catalog of tunes for the wedding band I play for in order to prepare for the upcoming jobs where I'll be behind the kit rather than on trumpet, and I'm astonished by how much of our catalog of hits from the mid 50s through the late 70s were played by just a small handful of drummers, and as often as not, Hal Blaine was the man who made it happen on the original. That's the kind of drummer I aspire to be - I want to be the guy laying down the great feeling groove, not particularly noticed, but completely essential to the success of the sound.
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