Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy Birthday, Sam Woodyard (Jan. 7, 1925 - Sept. 20, 1988)

  Here is my annual tribute my father, Sam Woodyard, a great Jazz drummer, for legendary Duke Ellington.  I found this youtube clip which features a tasty drum solo by Sam.  Enjoy.

  I also like to thank Tom Pethic, a Jazz DJ on monday nights at JAZZ 90.1, in Rochester, NY.   Tom was playing the Duke Meets Coleman Hawkins CD, I called him in the studio just to thank him.  He then showcased Sam's playing for the rest of his show.  Thanks again, Tom.  I encourage Jazz fans world wide to visit JAZZ 90.1 and Tom Pethic's website.