One of the pre-eminent jazz drummers of his generation, Kenny Washington is an in-demand sideman, session player, and educator with an extensive list of credits to his name. Initially emerging as a Young Lion in the late 1970s, Washington distinguished himself as a swinging, bop-oriented player with a deep and wide-ranging knowledge of the jazz tradition. His adept skills and easy sense of group interplay made him a favorite of elder jazz statesmen like Lee Konitz (with whom he's had a long association), Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, and Tommy Flanagan. At the same time, he built a strong reputation with his post-bop peers, recording often and compiling an enormous discography. He is a longtime member of both pianist Benny Green and Bill Charlap's trios, and has appeared on albums by such similarly inclined ...
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