Kevin Crabb Celebrates the Release of Waltz For Dylan 8/30
The Kevin Crabb Quintet will perform songs from his new CD as it's official release party at Typhoon Aug. 30th at 8P with John Beasley on Piano, Edwin Livingston on Bass, Kim Richmond on Alto/Soprano Sax, Brian Swartz on Trumpet and Kevin on Drums.
Kevin's recently recorded his CD, "Waltz For Dylan" features the debut of his original compositions performed with John Beasley on piano (MiLes Davis), the legendary bass/piano/vibraphonist Don Thompson on bass, and virtuoso Kelly Jefferson on sax and is available from: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kevincrabb
About Kevin Crabb:
As a dual citizen living in L.A., Kevin has had the pleasure of playing his music with famous players such as Patrice Rushen, John Beasley, Kai Akagi, Alphonso Johnson, John B. Williams, Brandon Fields, David Garfield and many others. Kevin was recently featured on the cover of Drums, Etc in the December 2010 issue and was in a featured article again regarding his famous "Drum Hangs" in the June 2011 issue. Kevin was also recently featured in the June addition of Modern Drummer - a precursor to the release of his most recent work co-authored with Richard Martinez, entitled "Levers and Wrists Turns." - the first of a series of articles to appear in the September 2011 issue in Modern Drummer under "Strictly Technique." The article discusses the Murry Spivack/Richard Wilson approach to snare drum technique. Kevin is also endorsed by Paiste Cymbals, Mapex Drums, Aquarian Drum Heads, and
Kevin Crabb walks, to borrow from an ancient Scottish saying, with jam on both feet. It's not just that he's an accomplished drummer and composer. Think of it. As we speak, Kevin has gained a toe hold in the Grammy camp. Even if he loses he wins. Add to that the fact that with this album, Kevin has made giant steps into a jazz community in need of respite from the standards.
I speak as a drummer who has made a transition from almost daily studio work to occasional producing. That is, I've been on both sides of the glass. And I write about it in magazines and now on a website. The truth is that the same things that make drummers exciting are the things that make them as welcome as racehorses at a gArden Party.