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“…the power that drove the Basie Sound.”





“Drummer Rich Thompson is the driving force behind this propulsive quartet “

– The Jazz Word




“Rochester’s great jazz tradition has given birth to an inordinate number of superb drummers, including Steve Gadd, Joe La Barbera, John Beck, and Mike Melito. Right in that mix is Rich Thompson.”

– Rochester Democrat & Chronicle  


“Drummer Thompson’s articulation is strikingly clean and precise.”

– Modern Drummer Magazine  



“His brushwork is excellent, his time is flowing and his solos are loose, creative and fluid”.

– Percussive Notes Magazine 


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