RIP Ralph Peterson


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Platinum Member
My condolences to family and friends. I’ve just recently been watching his videos. He really had a nice demeanor and I really liked how he explained things- besides being a master drummer he was also a master teacher/educator. Sort of a Bob Ross easy/accessible way of explaining things in that nice timbre of the big man’s voice and a smile. I’d love to have seen him in person. A sad loss for music and life.


It seems I have to say goodbye to so many people on such a regular basis these last years...


Junior Member
I always enjoyed watching his videos, his passion for drumming combined with his sense of humor and pleasant personality drew people to him. Not to mention the great career he had performing with countless legends in jazz.

My condolences go out to his family, he still had a lot to give musically, gone way too soon.