Tuesday, February 17, 2009

RIP Louie Bellson

I had the pleasure to see Louie Bellson in concert in 1991. I didn't want to go, but a college class required it...I'd never heard of him before and I didn't think some old drummer could be interesting. Boy was I wrong! Possibly the best concert I've ever attended. He played a 23 minute drum solo! I know because I timed it!

He passed away on Saturday.

Here is a little more about him .

Here is a 1957 drum solo and then one from probably about the same time I saw him.


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