FB: We covered a lot of ground Greg.
GH: A lot of ground.
FB: We could probably go back and cover another tape.
GH: Well I'd like to talk about all the people I've met along the way.
FB: You want to just run through some drummers? How we doin?
GH: Oh boy. The lineage of drummers okay yeah. Well as I say, when I first came to Boston. I played with Buddy Rich I met JC herd along the way. And I played with some great drummes from Detroit. Danny Spencer and then when I came to Boston, Wayne had this big band with Steve Smith was the drummer. What a great drummer a lot of energy. and Steve was really into buddy rich at that time. He bugged me bring some more Buddy charts. Anyway Tony Tedesco joined the band, Joe Hunt. I got to play with the great Allen Dawson many many times.
FB: Allen was such a melodic thinker.
GH: Oh yeah. Very rudimental also. But yet so melodic and so swinging and so warm. I like the warmth of it. He didn't offend you when he played. And Fred Buda was really fun to work with. Freddie had a great swing beat.
FB: A lot of energy. Really popped.
GH: He made the Boston pops what it is. He took it out of the old (FB: foagie) Yeah well the old what do they call it the semi classics when they used to play it. And gave it a swingin' feel. An Artie ??? was a great drummer to work with. Just a flow of modern guys that come through this guy Franciso Mela was really good to work with.
FB: Yeah just heard him fairly recently.
GH: So, yeah we'll do that someday we'll go through the instruments. Wow. So many people.
FB: Greg thanks a bunch.
GH: My pleasure.
FB: I knew we'd have a ball and I knew we wouldn't have to take a braek you didn't even have to look at your notes. We just hit a trajectory and kept going.
GH: That's cause I can't see them without my glasses.
FB: It was a gradual crescendo with no diminuendo. Yup thanks again.
GH: Yeah it's a never ending topic. Over and out.