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Al Foster

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: January 18, 1944    

Al Foster

Al Foster, master drummer, has been a major innovator in the world of jazz for several decades. As a member of the Miles Davis band for thirteen years, Foster's contribution to Davis' music is articulated by Davis himself in his 1989 autobiography, Miles: The Autobiography, where Davis describes the first time he heard Foster play live in 1972 at the Cellar Club on 95th Street in Manhattan: 'He [Foster] knocked me out because he had such a groove and he would just lay it right in there. That was the kind of thing I was looking for. AI could set it up for everybody else to play off and just keep the groove going forever.”...
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”...for what I wanted in a drummer, Al Foster had all of it.” -- Miles Davis
  • Love, Peace and Jazz!

    Jazz Eyes
    2008
  • Mr Foster

    Audio Fidelity
    1979
  • Mixed Roots

    Audio Fidelity
    1978

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