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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

RIP Grady Tate

Sad to report the death of American drummer Grady Tate on Sunday (October 8). A man for all seasons, he could slot into any set-up although I think soul/funk was his preferred meter. I first encountered him on a couple of Jimmy Smith albums and his drive and solid foundation helped to make them as incredible as one of the album's titles said it would be.
Apart from drumming, Grady Tate was also highly regarded as a singer - listen to what he does with Moondance.
Regrettably, I never heard him live, now I never will...
He was 85. Sadly missed.
Lance

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