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by R.J. DeLuke
Playing drums with some of the finest musicians around, touring the globe with them, and teaching music can be a lot on the plate of a person fortunate enough--and talented enough--to find themselves in that situation. In fact, that's a solid career.But for Adam Cruz--a much sought-after drummer on the New York City scene when he's not touring with Danilo Pérez or David Sánchez and doing other projects of that ilk--there was always more. Composing and pursuing his ...read more
by William Carey
Inevitably, with the release of any recording done under a drummer's leadership, there is discussion over whether it is a drummer's record or not--understandable in that drummers are the great unsung heroes of most recordings and it is always exciting to have the opportunity to give the drummer some," in the words of the great Maceo Parker. What this means however, is far from clear. Is it that the drummer has written the tunes or takes a lot of solo ...read more