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“Fertile, exciting music.” NEW YORK TIMES

One of the 50 Crucial Jazz Drumming Recordings of the Past 100 Years” – MODERN DRUMMER

THE REVIEWS ARE COMING IN FOR BILLY DRUMMOND’S FIRST ALBUM AS IN A LEADER IN 25 YEARS, VALSE SINISTRE


“Valse Sinistre is so good that it almost feels irresponsible. Drummer Billy Drummond and his postbop quartet are not only firing on all cylinders but venturing into such daredevilry that you want to shout, ‘Are you guys insured?’” By Michael J. West JazzTimes Read

“One of the signal releases this summer.”  Billy Drummond: The Writer’s Drummer Interview by Ted Panken Jazziz Read

“Top album.” EDITOR’S CHOICE By Mike Hobart Jazzwise 4 out of 4 stars Read

“Drummond carefully chose these selections and sequenced them in the way he wanted the album to flow, creating one of the more interesting recordings of the year with these brilliant musicians.” By Jim Hynes Glide magazine Read

“Drummond keeps time in myriad meters like a percussion avalanche undergirding alternately angular and melodic piano/bass/sax interplay.”  By Jamie Lee Rake, Shepherd Express Read

“The songs may come from various walks of jazz life, but in Drummond’s capable hands, they all sing from the same soul.” By Michael Toland The Big Takeover Read

Valse Sinistre is the lead story in Jazziz magazines Ten Albums You Need to Know

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