In addition, his experience, competence and his inimitable playing brought him, not only to lead a number of big band projects, but also to perform with the likes of Cecil Bridgewater, Johnny Griffin and Herbie Mann on stage. But Weiss was not a purist. Although he did have a defined style, he also explored many other genres, including new world and rock. Or, as Sepp Werkmeister puts it: "For Klaus, a drummer always has a key position musically.
Perhaps more than any other musician, he understood a percussionist’s musical responsibility, whether drumming in a big band or in a trio. Although a jazz musician at heart, Klaus also worked very extensively with world music. Rock was not really his thing, but when Miles Davis recorded this kind of music himself, he was encouraged by Miles to foray his way into Rock as well.” Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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