What a special day. Yesterday my family attended the album release party in Newport, RI for “One More for the Road” by the Mac Chrupcala Trio featuring Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (www.bernardpurdie.com), the most recorded drummer in history. Between sets we were able to meet Bernard and talk about some of his performances through the years. It’s amazing how down to earth he was. He gave some great advice to my kids about having fun playing music because that’s where you find the groove. In their last set a local graduate from Roger’s High School, now a freshman at the Berklee College of Music sat in on sax for a couple of songs. What a treat for all who were there. Here’s a quick sample my son recorded.