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Interviews —

Lewis Nash
Rhythm is His Business
by Von Kurt S. Weil
May/Jun 2005

Superdrummer Lewis Nash wollte ursprunglich unbedingt Journalist mit der Zielsetzung News-Rporter furs Fernsehen oder Radio werden. Doch diese Ambitionen anderten sich - aus einem Hobbymusiker wurde mit der Ziet einer der gesuchtesten Jaqzzschlagzeuger der US-Jazzszene.

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(German language; English translation coming soon)

Lewis Nash
Jazz Hot Magazine
June 2005

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The Spirit He Brings –
An Interview With Lewis Nash
by Eric Nemeyer
Jazz Improv Magazine
May 16, 2001

"It's not so much in the what, but in the how, the spirit you bring to something, the way you animate things; it's in the touch, it's in the approach, it's in the intention...

In the true sense, a musician is someone who is, through vibration and sound, somehow making a contact with otherworldly phenomena. We're so attuned to the music being entertainment in our culture that we miss some of the inherent value."

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Lewis Nash and Roy Haynes –
Two Generations of Hip
by Ken Micallef
Modern Drummer
January 1997

"For us, this music is like a spritual thing. It's something we feel called upon to do, something that we must express."

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First-Call Realities –
A Percussion Discusion
with Lewis Nash & Carl Allen

by Herb Boyd
June 1996

"Snaring two first-call drummers like Carl Allen and Lewis Nash for an interview requires a lot of luck and patience. You have to wait your turn for that rare window of opportunity not occpied by rehearsals, studio sessions or road gigs. Together, they have appeared on more than a hundred recordings and have performed with nearly every major artist in jazzdom. "

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Lewis Nash –
The Business of Rhythm
by Ken Micellef
Modern Drummer
October 1992

"I think about playing in a big band the same way I do a small group in certain ways: First and foremost, you have to swing as hard as possible – everything else will take care of itself. If the feeling is right, it makes all the accents and figures fall exactly into place."

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Lewis Nash Nails the Session
Getting jazz drumming onto tape:
a new star explains how

by Tony Scherman
March 1991

"Recording, you need to be able to get to whatever it is the leader wants, and fairly quickly. You need to have enough knowledge so that if you try something and they say, 'No, let's try something else,' you can give them something else."

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