Donnie Osborne was Mel Torme's drummer for many years, probably him. He is also the son of the former President of Slingerland, Don Osborne. He was a Buddy clone...and I say that with total respect. He was an incredible drummer in his own right, but a huge admirer of Buddy and played the same...
I don't know you well rikkrebs...but you are seriously underrated in my book. ;)
One thing about that original list; two of the richest underrated drummers in the world are on it. I would be LOVE to be that underrated.
I loved his singing. He recorded two CDs later in life of all Standards. Killer.
Also, someone recently posted on YouTube a compilation video of many of his appearances on Letterman. Most of them also featured Paul and the band and guest artists. Great music!
Thanks all of you for your advice. I'll be digesting all of this as I work through the processs. I don't want to make a mistake, so I'll be taking my time.
However, I am hearing something from several of you that is surprising (disappointing?) me. That is, not to wear them when I play. I...
To make a long story short, after fifty years of playing I pulled the plug completely about two years ago. I was playing a two-three times a month and all of a sudden started realizing I was having some issues on the band stand. Others noticed something was off as well. Bottom line; I've lost...
I'll be in Orange County (Anaheim) the entire week of March 25. Any suggestions for some good jazz anywhere in the area? I won't have a car so will have to Uber and don't really care for going all the way to L.A. Thanks much!
Looks like I'll be in Philly Sept. 21-23. What's the best site to check to see what Jazz is available in local clubs or venues that weekend?
Are there two or three clubs that bring in really good jazz artists that you would recommend?