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Mallet Keyboard Specialist
Edgard Varese -
"I long for instruments obedient to my thought and whim, with their contribution of a whole new world of unsuspected sounds which will lend themselves to the exigencies of my inner rhythm"
Slate and Pearl Band, was the creation of bandleader/guitar/singer
Carl Black, (Danny and the Jrs.) who I met at The Pink Poodle Jazz Cafe.
My first full time professional drumming job which included friends I
toured with in drum corps: Keyboard player Joe Schmidt, Vibraphone player
and percussionist Gary Lavalle and eventually percussionist Doug Jefferson
and Trumpet player Greg Eggert.
played top-40 music, funk, and R&B, 6 nights a week at Holiday Inns usually within a
three or four hour drive of home. Other members included Curtis Washington
on Bass and vocals, Mike Smith on guitar and vocals, and Jackie Harris on
front vocal. I remember tunes like: Jammin (Bob Marley), Sweet Baby
(George Duke), Super Freak (Rick James), as well as all the popular dance
tunes out at the time.
the band was going through many personal changes and not working, I had to
give more time to teaching Carrick high
school band, (had to pay the rent) and moved on.
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