Doug Hammond

Born 26 December 1942.

Biography

Doug Hammond (born December 26, 1942) is a free funk/avant-garde jazz drummer, composer, poet, producer and professor from Tampa, Florida, U.S.A. His first major release was Reflections in the Sea of Nurnen on Tribe Records in 1975.

He has worked with musicians like Earl Hooker, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Sammy Price, Donald Byrd, Wolfgang Dauner, Ornette Coleman, Steve Coleman, Nina Simone, Betty Carter, Marion Williams, Paquito D'Rivera, Arnett Cobb, James Blood Ulmer and Arthur Blythe.

In 2010 Doug Hammond wrote and conducted "Acknowledgement Suite" with Dwight Adams, Jean Toussaint, Roman Filiú, Howard Curtis, Wendell Harrison, Dick Griffin, Stéphane Payen, Kirk Lightsey and Arron James.

He currently lives and works in Linz, Austria. He was a professor at the Anton Bruckner Private University for Music, Drama, and Dance in Linz.

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