- Member #
- Member since
- 29 Mar 2007
- Last activity record:
- Active within 1 month
- Instruments played:
- Blues, Jazz, Country
- Screen name:
- Mahopac, New York, 10541
- 67 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Most available:
- Click on a song to start playing.
- Download 2008 - "Lovin' You" - Original song, from a demo CD - The Midnight Blues
- Download 2008 - "Back Door Man" - Original Song, from a demo CD - The Midnight Blues
- Download 2009 - "Long Hard Road" - Original Song, from a demo CD - The Midnight Blues
- Download 2009 - "Margaritaville" - Cover, from a demo CD - The Midnight Blues
- Download 2009 - "Crazy" - Original Song, from a practice session - The Midnight Blues
- Download 1973 - "Rat In A Maze" - Original Song, live performance - Transom
- Download 1976 - "John Adams' Soliloquy" - From "1776." - live performance
- Download 1981 - Jazz Jam Session - home recording w/ UNH music students (A)
- Download 1981 - Jazz Jam Session - home recording w/ UNH music students (B)
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Played drums in my youth. . .
was reckoned to be a fair drummer.
Took up the drums again in 2006,
playing with "The Midnight Blues,"
a Rockabilly/Country band out of Danbury, CT.
We played original songs, written by the band's
founder, Joe Vasaturo (Joey Vee).
I also did a stint with "The Dukes & Dutchess,"
a seven-piece swing ensemble out of Poughkeepsie, NY.
Played with the jazz combo, "Artsongjazz,"
a quintet out of Cornwall, NY.
The last three songs in the "MUSIC" player, above, are examples
from out of my past, recorded in the '70s and '80s.
In the "PHOTOS" section, the left half of picture number 1
is of me in Germany, with Transom,
the band playing the original song from 1973,
"Rat In A Maze."
Roy Orbison,(et al)
Chuck Berry,(et al)
Drummers - Krupa, Rich, Torme, Morello, Webb
Vintage Rogers and Slingerland drums, from the mid '60s - '70s,
Zildjian cymbals ... mostly. (Used a Meinl ride for awhile.)
I use hardware from various sources - Pearl, Tama, Gibraltar.
Before acquiring the vintage equipment, I used both Tama (picture 3)
and Taye (picture 4) drums.
An interesting fact:
"The oldest business in the United States of America is the cymbal company, Zildjian,
which was founded in Constantinople in 1623.
Source: American Heritage of Invention & Technology, Winter 2000"