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Rochester, Cornell, drummer

Gary W. Kennedy

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Philadelphia, c late 1950s). American drummer. He took up drums in his youth, and after a brief time away from playing returned to the instrument in his teens, when he studied with Sherman Ferguson and performed in local funk groups. Early in his career he played in local organ trios. In 1980 he joined Odean Pope, working initially with Gerald Veasley in the rhythm section of Pope’s Saxophone Choir; during

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