| Bobby Durham|| Jazz musician|
| July 6, 2008, Genoa, Italy|
The Trumpet Summit Meets the Oscar Peterson Big 4
Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Clark Terry, Joe Pass, Freddie Hubbard
Bobby Durham (jazz musician) Wikipedia
Bobby Durham (February 3, 1937 – July 6, 2008) was an American jazz drummer.
Durham was born in Philadelphia and learned to play drums while a child. He played with The Orioles at age 16, and was in a military band between 1956 and 1959. After his discharge he played with King James and Stan Hunter. In 1960 he moved to New York City, where he played with Lloyd Price, Wild Bill Davis, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Slide Hampton, Grant Green, Sweets Edison, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Rowles, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, in which he played for five years. While working with Basie he met Al Grey, and was a member of several of Grey's small ensembles. He accompanied Ella Fitzgerald for more than a decade, and worked with Oscar Peterson in a trio setting.
Durham also played in trios with organists such as Charles Earland and Shirley Scott, and there was a resurgence in interest in Durham's work during the acid jazz upswing in the 1990s. Many of Durham's projects, both as sideman and as leader, have come due to his association with producer Norman Granz, who had him work with Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Harry Edison, Flanagan, and Joe Pass. Durham has led his own combos as well; he is noted for scat singing along with his drum solos. Durham has also performed often with pop and soul musicians such as Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Ray Charles, and Marvin Gaye.
He died in Genoa, Italy, aged 71.
Bobby Durham Trio/Gerald Price 1979
Domani's Blues, 2005
For Lovers Only, 2005
We Three Plus Friends, 2005
Christmas Jazz, 2006
With Monty AlexanderWe've Only Just Begun (BASF)
With Wild Bill Davis and Johnny Hodges
Wild Bill Davis & Johnny Hodges in Atlantic City (RCA Victor, 1966)
With Tommy FlanaganThe Tommy Flanagan Tokyo Recital (Pablo, 1975)
Straight Ahead (Pablo, 1976) with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
With Al GreyGrey's Mood (Black and Blue, 1973-75 )
Struttin' and Shoutin' (Columbia, 1976 )
With Red HollowayThe Burner (Prestige, 1963)
With Milt JacksonLoose Walk (Palcoscenico)
With Clifford JordanSoul Fountain (Vortex, 1966 )
With Shirley ScottMystical Lady (Cadet, 1971)
With Oscar PetersonThe Way I Really Play (Pausa, 1980)
The Great Oscar Peterson on Prestige (Prestige, 1968)
With Joe PassPortraits of Duke Ellington (Pablo, 1974)
With Al GreyThe New Al Grey Quintet (Chiaroscuro, 1988)
Live at the Floating Jazz Festival (Chiaroscuro, 1990)
With Jesse GreenLift Off (Chiaroscuro, 1990)