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Before & After with Nasheet Waits

On the virtues of his peers and the lessons of the masters

Harris Eisenstadt
Billy Hart with the Cookers,Iridium, NYC 4-14
Nasheet Waits

Nasheet Waits, son of the incomparable drummer Freddie Waits, has found his greatest acclaim with pianist Jason Moran’s ceaselessly inventive trio the Bandwagon. But he’s also had a major impact on the scene as a member of Tarbaby, Ralph Alessi’s Baida Quartet, Tony Malaby’s Tamarindo, David Murray’s Infinity Quartet, Dave Douglas’ Brass Ecstasy, Avishai Cohen’s Triveni, Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Ensemble and many others. Stopping by for a listening session in late summer, Waits, 43, lent us his generous, wide-open ears and got to the heart of what he values as a drummer.

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