369 – [Daniel Glass Show]: Zoro: Five Favorites

The latest installment of the “Five Favorites” series features Daniel in a wide-ranging musical conversation with one of his mentors, the legendary funk drummer Zoro.  Through the lens of five key albums, Zoro shares how a deep love for music helped him rise above a difficult childhood to discover his true potential as a drummer and human being.

What’s covered in this session:

  •  Incredible stories from Zoro’s unorthodox upbringing in Compton, Grant’s Pass Oregon and Hollywood.
  • Zoro’s many Forrest Gump-like encounters with a wide variety of musical mentors who would make a deep impact on the budding musician. These include the members of Earth, Wind and Fire, Buddy Rich, Alphonse Mouzon and his childhood friend Lenny Kravitz.
  • A breakdown of five influential records that made an impact on Zoro’s development as a musician and a human being (drummers are listed in parentheses):
    • The Motown Story – The First Decade – 1-5 Album Box Set (1970, with drummers Benny Benjamin, Pistol Allen, Uriel Jones).
    • Frank Sinatra – Come Dance With Me with Billy May (1959, with drummers Irv Cottler, Alvin Stoller and Shelly Manne).
    • Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s The Way of The World (1975, with drummers Maurice White, Freddie White and Ralph Johnson).
    • Alphonse Mouzon – Virtue (1976).
    • Buddy Rich – The Roar of 74 (1973).

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