"If You Need Me..." Session Photos 11/22/10 w/ John Anter (drums) and Marty Ballou (bass)

by John Anter
(Providence, RI USA)

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Bernard
Marty Ballou
John Anter

It's all been written about Bernard's history and signature playing. With as much recognition as he's received, I don't think that the full depth of his playing has been realized yet. He's simply the best of his generation and has set the pattern for drummers going forward. As long as drummers play backbeats with locomotion, Purdie must be a reference point.

On a personal note, Bernard is my mentor. He has always shown genuine interest, kindness and consideration. He's a great teacher that made it happen for me.
Here are some session photos from a recording with 2 drummers (Bernard and John Anter) and bassist Marty Ballou. It was a unique session recorded at Stable Sound in Portsmouth, RI. Steve Rizzo was our engineer.

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Nov 13, 2015
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Bernard Purdie going strong
by: John Anter

Bernard has boundless energy at age 76 (age doesn't mean much to him). With his help we just released a new album. This must be close to or beyond 5000 records. This one, released on Oct. 27, 2015 is called OFF WHITE with a band named JAMBa. http://jambatunes.com

Why OFF WHITE? It's all Beatle's music, some of the less known tunes done in our own way. Bernard's positive spin on life is always refreshing and you can hear it on OFF WHITE and everything else he's recorded.

John Anter

Apr 03, 2012
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Tracks are available
by: John Anter

Hi Chris,

thanks for asking!

You can find the music at iTunes or our website http://drumsfirst.com
(being rebuilt)

Here's the iTunes link,
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/if-you-need-me...-feat.-john/id441792889

Apr 03, 2012
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Tracks are available
by: John Anter

Hi Chris,

first...thanks for asking and commenting!
You can get the album at iTunes or my website (which is in transition). Amazon, CDBaby etc. http://drumsfirst.com

We will also be releasing a series of mini-documentaries based on the session along with segments of an hour long interview with Bernard.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/if-you-need-me...-feat.-john/id441792889

thanks
John

Apr 03, 2012
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Session availability
by: Chris Juried

Hi John,

Have the tracks, from this session, been released? Thanks for sharing these pictures!

Best,

Chris Juried

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