Kenwood DennardSubmitted by admin on Fri, 12/09/2011 - 10:00
No question about it--Kenwood Dennard is a drummer's drummer. I hope his performances here make many more people aware of his incredible gifts. As a progressive rock fan, I loved his work with the band Brand X back in the 70s and I used to watch him perform with Jaco Pastorius in the early 80s. His creativity is unsurpassed. In fact, every time we play together he does something new that I've never heard before. We've played together for over 20 years now and he just keeps getting better! He knows his music inside and out, having a deep background in harmony and music theory in general, so he understands what I'm doing and he knows just how to play with me in all situations. Listen to how he adjusts his playing perfectly for each song. That's why he is the only drummer on this album. I knew I would be in good hands. On "Bathed in Light", when we got into the studio I realized the song needed a keyboardist, but I had not hired one for the date. No problem--Kenwood played the drums and the keyboard at the same time live in the studio with no overdubs!