A Drummer’s Story
by Warren Benbow is now available.
Jazz is one of the major forms of musical expression. In the 1970s, jazz was moving away from strict acoustic instruments and was adding electric instruments— turning its style toward rock music. Warren Benbow, who has been playing drums since he was young, details the changes jazz music underwent in his artistic memoir, A Drummer’s Story.
After attending the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, Warren Benbow started exploring the world of jazz. In his book, he looks back on the influences that emerged since the ’70s. He also recalls his encounters with noteworthy musicians like Whitney Houston, Nina Simone
, Betty Carter
, Miles Davis
, Stevie Wonder, Ornette Coleman
, and James Blood Ulmer
. Aside from music, his memoir also mentions the shifts in racial integration and political dynamics in 1960s and 1970s America.
A Drummer’s Story
Written by Warren Benbow
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About the Author
Warren Benbow is a drummer, songwriter, music producer and educator in New York City. He has worked and/or recorded with Whitney Houston, Nina Simone, LL Cool J, Betty Carter, Phyllis Hyman, Weldon Irvine, Jr., Larry Willis with Eddie Gomez, Olu Dara, Ted Daniel, Linda and Sonny Sharrock, Jimmy Owens with Chris White and Kenny Barron, Raw Sugar, Doug and Jean Carn, Rene McLean, Rickie Byars Beckwith, Michael Urbaniak and Ursula Dudziak, Billy “Spaceman” Patterson, Junko O’Hashi, Teruo Nakamura and Super Friends, and is an original member of James “Blood” Ulmer’s “Odyssey” band. He has performed on television, in the studio, and in clubs or concert halls around the world with artists Mary J. Blige, Gwen Guthrie, Nancy Wilson, Mavis Stalpes, Brian McKnight, SWV, and many others.