|You may not know his name, but you know his sound. Drummer Manu Katché created the distinctive beats on Peter Gabriel’s, Sting’s and Robbie Robertson’s biggest albums. His signature style mixes African polyrhythms, jazz finesse, and big rock bang. And over his 30+ years as one of the world’s most sought-after drummers, he has played with a laundry list of legendary artists from Jeff Beck to Joni Mitchell and Herbie Hancock to Dire Straits.
“I’m really aware of the melody of the sound. Even on the cymbals, it’s not just bashing; I use splashes with different tones."
On “Unstatic,” we’re treated to 11 original Katché compositions that showcase his mastery of melody – from jazz rhumba to elegant ballad to head-bobbing funk. And on “Live in Concert,” recorded in Paris, we hear a more aggressive Katché, blasting with his quartet through clever rhythm changes and rich improvisation. Both albums are great to get, give and groove for the holidays.
Manu Katché was our Fall 2017 featured artist and we have sold out of our seasonal supply of his CDs, but you can purchase direct from the artist. For more info, click here.