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Joe Farnsworth: Straight From The Soul


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One of the most highly regarded jazz drummers today, Joe Farnsworth, is known for his blazing speed, precision, and musical and melodic playing.

Born in South Hadley, Massachusetts, in 1968, Joe grew up in a musical family; his father was a music educator, and he has four older brothers, two of whom became professional musicians.

Joe's career includes recording over 100 albums as a leader and sideman, performing at jazz festivals, and touring the globe with Pharoah Sanders, Horace Silver, Harold Mabern, McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton, Diana Krall, Benny Golson, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Lou Donaldson, Benny Green, Barry Harris, Curtis Fuller to name a few.

He was the drummer for the late McCoy Tyner, a member of the late Pharaoh Sanders Quartet and the late Harold Mabern Trio, and is a founding member of the renowned One for All quintet.

On this episode, Joe spoke about highlights from his career, and we featured the songs "Darn That Dream" and "In What Direction Are You Headed."

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