Abbey Rader and his Generations Quartet are the cover story in April's edition of Jazz & Blues Florida. The feature explores Rader's roots his musical perspective and the new album.
The band is hosting a CD Release Party at PAX in Miami, Florida on April 11 and is slated to perform at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida on April 18.
About Abbey Rader
A powerful and relentless searcher for the union of spirit and body in his interpretations of rhythm and melody, Abbey Rader was raised in the Bronx and influenced by swing, bop, and free improv that were prevalent in his upbringing, and has in more recent years researched the handrumming of many cultures.
Mr. Rader lived in Europe in the late seventies and all through the eighties, where he performed with John Handy and Dr L. Subramaniam in quartet, as well as in trio with John and various bassists. Mr. Rader spent 5 years in the Gunter Hampel Big Band often including Jeanne Lee and Marion Brown as well as in the Hampel trio. Mr. Rader performed with Mal Waldron in quartet and trio, and had his own band the “Right Time”, which had Marc Levin, George Bishop, Leonard Jones, Marty Cook, Ken Simon and other guests. Mr. Rader was a clinician for Sonor drums in Europe for many years, and taught jazz drum set studies at four universities in Germany (Detmold Hochschule, TU Gottingen, TU Braunschweig, and Einbeck Musikhochschule).
Most recently Mr. Rader is working and recording in duo, trio and quartet with John McMinn, Noah Brandmark and Kyle Motl.