Over the years, I’ve found myself meeting musicians that I really respected. Guys whose albums I wore out. Guys whose music had a tremendous impact on my playing.
I’m not a “I really gotta meet this guy” type of person but you find yourself in situations with these very people that had a huge influence on your musical life.
Case in point: Tony Williams
In my opinion, TW is the most creative and influential jazz drummer of our time. We’ll talk about the reasons in another post.
But we opened for Tony’s…
JAMBa began in 2010 as a collaboration of studio musicians, headed by John Anter and Marty Ballou. Their first album, “If You Need Me” featured the world’s most recorded drummer, Bernard Purdie. Bernard’s credentials are too numerous to list but we’ve mentioned a few below.
For the OFF WHITE project (our salute to The BEATLES), we recruited studio veterans Bruce Bartlett, Sonny Barbato, Dave Zinno, Joe Klimek and, once again, Bernard Purdie.
Collectively, these seasoned studio players have worked and/or recorded with:
James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Jeff Beck, Hall and Oates, John Scofield, Nelson Riddle, Marian McPartland, NRBQ, Miles Davis, Slide Hampton, Paul Simon, John Medeski, Adam Nussbaum, King Curtis, Peter Wolf, John Hammond, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Cobb, John Hicks and many others….
Recording Studio - New Jamba Trio Album
JAMBa Trio is Marty Ballou (bass), Sonny Barbato (keys) and John Anter (drums)
Frank Potenza Quartet
Legendary jazz guitarist Frank Potenza will appear with Joe Potenza (bass) Dan Moretti (sax) and John Anter (drums)
JAMBa's OFF WHITE Album CD Release
JAMBa's local tour of CD Release concerts continues. Please join us!
Recording Session (private)
Reunion Recording with Ray Hardiman, Marty Ballou and Dave Zinno