Damn ! R.I.P Mr. Banali The deaths of musicians and of course , all the BS this past year is enough to make you crawl inside and seal yourself up in your bass drum and hang a sign saying .... Open when it’s all over !
Very sad news. I sold a snare on ebay to him probably 10 years ago. He was very gracious and we had a good back and forth email conversation for a few days. I remember him telling me that his day wasn't complete if he didn't listen to Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Roy Haynes or Tony Williams. He was a huge jazz fan, which many people may not know. RIP Frankie!