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by Raul d'Gama Rose
Michel Berthiaume is clearly one of the most classically-molded percussionists around. Drummers are supposed to keep time, to find the pulse of the song, and create the rhythmic content of composed and improvised pieces. Inspired percussionists feel, hear, and play melodies. The truly inspired ones can even provide harmonic lift to music from the skins they brush and call to life and the cymbals they tickle and clash. Berthiaume is one of those musicians and he provides a fine display ...read more