Al Foster & WDR Big Band

April 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Cafe Ada
Wiesenstraße 6
42105 Wuppertal
Al Foster & WDR Big Band @ Cafe Ada | Wuppertal | Nordrhein-Westfalen | Germany

One of my all-time favorite drummers, Al Foster is a prominent figure in the jazz drum legacy. I used to hear Al often in New York—at the Village Vanguard with Joe Henderson and Ron Carter, with the “We Want Miles” band at Avery Fischer Hall in 1981, countless times with Cedar Walton and other New York stalwarts of the era.

I got to record with Al on a date with the fantastic tenor player Paul Heller on his album “Special Edition, Vol. 2.” Beautiful playing from Mr. Foster, and it was a dream to get to hang with him in the studio and listen to his stories and lay down a few quarter notes with him.


With this WDR Big Band project, we’ll play the music of Al Foster, arranged for the band by the amazing Mike Holober. Stay tuned to my Twitter feed for info about a possible live stream!