Born: March 17
Bob Leto, heard for the first time on record in Burn'in the Blues (CAP 2000), is a jazz drummer's drummer. Bob's fastidious, provocative drumming is a cornucopia of jazz styles, says Proctor Lippincott of the New York Times. Mixing the old and the new is the direction he paves on his debut record, Burn'in The Blues. Burn'in the Blues is a collaboration with guitarist John Abercrombie, alto saxophonist Vincent Herring and Hammond B-3 player Jeff Palmer.
My first exposure to standards came when my parents took me to Broadway musicals. Buddy Rich was also a beginning influence, along with Max Roach and Joe Morello....