Not a drummer, but a drumist Growing up in a Detroit with pianos in every house, Roy Brooks found the beginnings of his self-described purpose: to create a musical truth. Though Brooks received guidance from several of his more well-known contemporaries — Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane among them — he chose to forge his […]
The ‘Unknown Artist’ No More Born in South Bend, Indiana, Thomas “Beans” Bowles began his musical as a child before moving to Detroit at the age of 17 to study at Wayne State University. He spent time touring with a U.S. Navy band before returning to Detroit to play as both a touring and […]
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