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Old 02-22-2007, 06:23 AM
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Default Re: Chester Thompson

In the 1980s the Paiste Cymbal Company released a series of plastic discs featuring a minute or two from select Paiste Artists demonstrating their current cymbal set-ups. Chester Thompson was one,Bill Bruford was another. Chester played some great grooves accompanied by one of the Sound Creation gongs. His playing was impeccable,and despite the fact that he was playing a drum solo,not once did he sound "show-offy." I can see why Phil Collins chose him for Genesis. The Paiste prommotion discs were distributed by Modern Drummer magazine and were meant to be thrown away after afew plays,but I kept mine and played them over the air on a radio show that I hosted at the time.I wish the drum and cymbal companies would do that kind of promotion again.
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