A dexterous jazz drummer rooted in the acoustic hard bop tradition, Joe Farnsworth is known for his hard-swinging style, effervescent sense of time, and warm sense of group interplay. Farnsworth arrived on the scene in the early '90s working with a bevy of veteran and younger players, including Cecil Payne, Harold Mabern, Junior Cook, Eric Alexander, and Steve Davis. He is a longtime member of the supergroup One for All and has released his own engaging albums, including 1999's Beautiful Friendship, 2004's It's Prime Time, and 2020's Time to Swing. Born in 1968 in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Farnsworth was raised in a creative family with a father who worked as a music teacher and introduced his children to jazz. Along with his four older brothers, Farnsworth was encouraged to play music from a young age and started on the drums in ...
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