Bernard Purdie - "Most Recorded Drummer"
Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 3:00 AM - 6:00 AM
The Jack London Revue - Portland, OR
529 SW 4th Ave
Bernard will be joined by: Mel Brown, LaRhonda Steele, Renato Caranto, Louis Pain, & Dan Balmer What a fantastic line up! $25.00 Purdie moved to New York in 1960 and played with (among others), Lonnie Youngblood before landing his first hit with King Curtis. This led to his engagement with Aretha Franklin in 1970 - the beginning of an unparalleled career. Since then, Purdie has been a regular guest in the studios of the stars of Jazz, Blues, Soul, and Rock, working together with Paul Butterfield as well as Larry Coryell, Miles Davis, Hall & Oates, Al Kooper, Herbie Mann, Todd Rundgren and Cat Stevens, as well as regularly producing his own solo albums under his own name. Which musician did Aretha Franklin definitely NOT want missing from the line-up when she recorded her most inspired albums at the beginning of the seventies Who provided the back-beat for Steely Dan's "Aja", and for whom have Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, B.B. King, "Sweet" Lou Donaldson, Joe Cocker and Hank Crawford reserved that stool behind the drum kit? The list is incomplete, it must be, because no other drummer in the last three decades has seen the interior of a recording studio as often as Bernard "Pretty" Purdie. This native of Elkton, Maryland has laid down the beat on over 3000 albums to date. Colleagues describe the drummer's style as the "funkiest soul beat" in the business, and Purdie has consistently sought out new musical experiences beyond borders. He has anchored sessions with the Rolling Stones, James Brown and Tom Jones with equal ease and proven that - with all his attention to precision playing - terms such as "drive" and "GROOVE" are definitely not missing from his vocabulary. It's been 9 years since Purdy visited Portland. Let's give him an enthusiastic welcome back! Ticket Link: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/bernard-purdie-vs-mel-brown-jack-london-revue-tickets/9176815?REFERRAL_ID=tmfeed&subId1=37097539&subId2=