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Artist’s Choice: Drew Gress on Underrated Bassist/Drummer Tandems

Rhythm sections that created something special

Miroslav Vitous
Alphonse Mouzon
Drew Gress
Jimmy Blanton, from the JazzTimes Archives

While there’s been no shortage of revered bass/drum teams throughout the history of jazz, the intention here is to call attention to a few of my favorite recorded moments created by rhythm sections that could be considered underrated. In some instances, lesser-known recordings by well-known rhythm sections are featured. Together, these bassists and drummers create something special.

“Pussy Willow”

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