Bernard Purdie | If You Need Me... (feat. John Anter & Marty Ballou)

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If You Need Me... (feat. John Anter & Marty Ballou)

by Bernard Purdie

Bernard Purdie is the world's most recorded drummer. If you like drums; funk, soul and blues, here you go!
Genre: Urban/R&B: Funk
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1. Warm Up!
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2. C-E-C
4:24 $0.99
3. I'll Show U
1:25 $0.99
4. Nawlins'
1:57 $0.99
5. Take the People with You
2:50 $0.99
6. A Brush with Blues
4:34 $0.99
7. In 3
5:34 $0.99
8. Walkin' Bootz
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9. Splatt
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10. 2 plus 2
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11. The...Shuffle
5:17 $0.99
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Bernard "Pretty" Purdie is the worlds most recorded drummer. You may not know him by name but you know his playing. Since the '60's he's been known as "The Hitmaker" and regarded by many drummers as the greatest of all the groove players. You can hear him on "Rock Steady" with Aretha or "Cold Sweat" with JB, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Jeff Beck and hundreds of other recording artists.
The tracks feature Bernard's signature grooves in a solo format, with another drummer, (John Anter) and with bass player Marty Ballou. It's all about rhythm, melody, dynamics and groove. It's a unique record because of it's instrumentation but it certainly stands on it's own as it highlights the man who set the standard for pop, rock, blues, funk and jazz for the last 50 years. Today, Purdie's grooves are being sampled by many contemporary artists showing that his influence transcends time and style. Enjoy!



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Bryan Rodgers ( review excerpts
Sometimes, all you need is a funky drummer. If You Need Me, a trio album featuring two drummers and a bassist, is perfect for those times. One of the world’s most prolific and respected drummers, Bernard Purdie, is joined by fellow drummer John Anter and bassist Marty Ballou for a rhythm summit .
Purdie and Anter are both technically astounding and emotive throughout If You Need Me.
Marty Ballou’s gliding, classic jazz bass sound is welcome. As much as the drummers relish going off on their own, they obviously thrive under the insistent thrum of the bass. Every idea gets a little more head-bobbingly funky, and every passage coaxes more toe taps and shoulder sways out of the listener.
For musicians, drummers in particular, this album plays like a master class of funk.