Rich Holly's Percussion Place

Assorted ramblings and occasional updates in the world of percussion.

Friday, December 08, 2006

More from PASIC 2006

For me, the absolute highlight of PASIC 2006 was having the priviledge of inducting the amazing Billy Cobham into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame. When I first heard the Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1973, I pretty much stopped listening to everything I had been listening to and just went crazy listening to and transcribing their three recordings - basically I was trying my hardest to play just like Billy! I've greatly enjoyed over the years hearing so many of his solo albums and work that he's done with other great players. He is such a nice person, and it was awesome getting to know him and to share the stage with him for one night.

Chatting it up just before the PASIC Hall of Fame banquet

Presenting Billy with his PAS Hall of Fame Award