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Jerry Fuller

Although jazz drummer Jerry Fuller wasn’t as famous as a few of his contemporaries, he’s been heralded among the finest master keepers to ever emerge from Canada. Blessed in Calgary, Alberta on Apr 5, 1939, Fullerhailed from a musical family members, as his dad was a sax participant that served being a bandleader on the Palliser Resort in Calgary. When he was seven years of age, Fuller’s family members relocated to Vancouver, which soonafter resulted in Jerry acquiring drum lessons in the skinsman in his father’s music group, Bruce Bristowe. With the past due ’50s, Fuller was participating in Westlake University in LA, as he spent his summer months playing drums in rings at summer months resorts back Canada (the group included the kid of renowned tenor saxophonist Paul Guloien, P.J. Perry). Fuller continuing to try out throughout Canada, aswell as offering the backbeat on the recording task by Ron Collier that highlighted special visitor Duke Ellington on piano (obtainable nowadays over the Ellington discharge, North from the Border, over the Attic label). It had been also while an associate of Collier’s support music group that Fuller performed visible concerts, like the ‘Canadian Pavilion of Expo 67.’ From the first ’70s, Fuller performed frequently alongside countless American music artists who were transferring through Canada, including Pepper Adams, Zoot Sims, Paul Desmond, and Lee Konitz, appeared on a number of broadcasts of the air plan, ‘Toronto Alive!’ Subsequently, Fuller offered being a program drummer for recordings by Rob McConnell’s Employer Brass, Moe Koffman, Ian McDougall, Peter Appleyard, Oscar Peterson, Kirk MacDonald, Mel Torme, Brian Dickinson, and Greg Clayton, amongst others. On July 13, 2002, close friends became worried when Fuller didn’t appear for the functionality in Toronto. Upon examining his home, Fuller was discovered dead, having passed on in his rest (at age 63).

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