Charles "Rick" Heath - What a Groove!!!!!
Just saw Ramsey Lewis / Philip Bailey last night here in Bahrain, and was VERY impressed by drummer Charles Heath. There is something about the water in Chicago, because the city has produced some amazingly talented drummers.
Charles' groove was very deep. He seems to be left-handed but plays on a right-handed kit. I was floored by how well he plays with dynamics, and how sweet his touch is. I can honestly say that he is the first drummer I have discovered in the last 10 years that really floored me. Last time I felt so moved by a "new" drummer was in the early 00's when I first heard Oscar Seaton (another Chicago guy).
There are quite a few videos of Charles on youtube. His website is www.charlesrickheath.com
Check him out!
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