Compost – Life is Round

Managed to squeeze in a quick update while still moving (hundreds) of records! Got a de-humidifier running in the basement spitting out gallons of water, so taking longer than expected. Anyway… on to the breaks!

The Jazz fusion group Compost released 2 albums on Columbia records, but most never heard of them. While the band is unknown some of it’s members worked with a some of the best Jazz legends out there. Compost member Bob Moses played drums for Roland Kirk, Larry Coryell, and Gary Burton. Drummer Jack DeJohnette worked with Miles Davis, Michael Brecker, and Kieth Jarrett. Yet another drummer (see the pattern here?) Juma Santos also worked with Miles Davis. Harold Vick (one of the only non-dummers) worked with Grant Green, Jack McDuff, and Jimmy McGriff.

It’s only natural that a band full of drummers would have an album full of drum breaks. Life Is Round contains 3 drum loops. I posted up the title track, which starts with a slow, but highly syncopated drum loop with lots of open hits to chop. Check it out.

For the bonus trivia Pete Rock used one of Compost’s drum loops on “It’s Not a Game“. If you see this album, pick it up! It’s a goldmine for dope drums.