A prolific, solid drummer who's played with several major free musicians in the '70s,'80s and '90s, John Betsch hasn't landed the major label recording pact or high profile gig that would get him more recognition. Instead, he's contented himself with aggressive, outstanding drumming on many first-rate sessions. Betsch has played with Billy Bang, Thomas Chapin, Marty Cook, Marilyn Crispell, Abdullah Ibrahim and Steve Lacy among others. He currently has no sessions available on CD as a leader, but can be heard on the dates of Bang, Lacy, Crispell, and many others.
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