Brian Blade

Brian Blade

Ask Brian Blade, who at twenty-seven is already a seasoned veteran of many prestigious albums and tours, what he needs to hear in music, and with characteristic sensitivity and humility he replies, "It's more like what I need to feel in it. I want to be touched by texture, the thick and thin of it."

During Blade's numerous sessions his intense musicianship has touched many. Joshua Redman has called him "The drummer of the future," while Pat Metheny has said, "Brian has a quality only the really great guys have, and the ultimate commodity in... more