Sideman don’t always get all the praise they deserve. Who else but an ardent jazz fan knows the name of Robert Glasper’s drummer. Which band you ask? Haha! Yes, that was a trick question. Damion Reid has been playing drums in Glasper’s acoustic trio since it’s very inception appearing on the pianist’s 2004 Fresh Sound New Talent debut Mood. Since then, the trio’s journey on Blue Note has been well documented with their latest album Covered released just last year. Percussion company Vic Firth recently released a 10 minute artist spotlight on Reid giving us an insightful glimpse into the drummer’s universe. You can check that out below.
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food, particularly ramen and other Japanese delicacies.