Archive for June 15th, 2012

Rick Drumm and Fatty Necroses – Return from the Unknown

Fusion? Blues? Jazz buffet? Whatever it is, Return from the Unknown by Rick Drumm and Fatty Necroses challenges the listener to step outside that comfort zone of the familiar and the catchy, and appreciate something that has depth and strays, happily, from the beaten path.

Drumm, a drummer, is a proverbial late bloomer. A longtime business executive, he was 47 when he went to college and earned an MBA. He was 55 when he made this debut recording. Drumm draws inspiration from the early days of fusion, admiring such artists as Return to Forever, Miles Davis, Weather Report and the Crusaders.

Drumm is supported by Fred Hamilton and Corey Christiansen on guitars; John Benitez on bass; Axel Tosca Laugart on piano; Frank Catalano on saxophone; Mike Brumbaugh on trombone; and Pete Grimaldi on trumpet.

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