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Old 03-30-2007, 06:39 AM
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Man, I just did a search and couldn't find Vernel Fournier.....? I dug out my 'Live at the Pershing' recently and have had it on repeat constantly. Sometimes I wonder if there has been a better trio.

Either way, Vernel had some of the most cracking playing for a small combo you will ever hear. His brush work astounds me consistently and I find myself re-inspired to work madly on them after listening to him.

Does anyone else dig him here?
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:47 AM
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The Amad Jamal trio was the best Jazz trio of all time. Vernel's brush work was amazing.
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:13 PM
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A master of brushes!
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: Vernel Fournier!

Cool! I must admit, I was wondering if I would get a reply at all. I know some of the jazz guy's here would dig him, but has anyone else heard of him?
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:47 PM
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Default Re: Vernel Fournier!

Vernel's playing on "Poincianna" is one of the best drum tracks ever.
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:07 AM
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Ah, yes. Poinciana is truly a brilliant piece of music. Classic use of a second line New Orleans rhythm.
That song was quite the hit back in the day I believe.
Man, when they go into the 'B' section with the ride, the piano playing in that section just freaks me out. I love it!
Moonlight in Vermont really gets me going as well.
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:23 AM
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Default Re: Vernel Fournier!

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Ah, yes. Poinciana is truly a brilliant piece of music. Classic use of a second line New Orleans rhythm.
That song was quite the hit back in the day I believe.
Man, when they go into the 'B' section with the ride, the piano playing in that section just freaks me out. I love it!
Moonlight in Vermont really gets me going as well.
Well said. He came right from that New Orleans style. A lot of people don't know that. It's sad there are only 6 posts about this very important drummer.
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Old 04-12-2007, 12:22 PM
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It is sad. A lot of drummers have no idea who this guy is. At least the ones who do, know it counts, because he is something special. Whereas someone like Tony or Elvin were in huge ground breaking groups, Fournier was not, so very few guys outside of the jazz idiom and even a few in it would have never heard of him.

Check out the Ahmad Jamal trio on Youtube for some groovy Fournier playing everyone:)
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:34 AM
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Vernel was the groove king
a great guy too- got to hang with him a lot
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