Thu June 12, 2014
Jay Edwards Talks M'Boom with Joe Chambers On Jazz Tones on WCLK
Legendary drummer Joe Chambers fronts the latest iteration of Max Roach's amazing percussion ensemble called M'Boom, appearing 6/14@8p at the Rich Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center at 8pm.
Jay Edwards on Joe Chambers:
Joe Chambers-- drummer, composer, vibraphonist and educator has performed with numerous icons in Jazz. A native of Philadelphia and former drummer with Max Roach, Chambers appears in M'Boom.
I had the opportunity to observe this extraordinary musician move from side man to becoming a Professor of Jazz. He held the Thomas S Kenan Distguished Professor of Jazz of Music at the University of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Chambers has produced 8 albums and performed with Chick Corea, Eric Dolphy, Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis. This interview focused on his life and the influence of percussion in music.
For more information about the 6/14 M'Boom performance at Woodruff Arts Center click here.