Bernard Purdie


Oral History Information

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Musician, Drummer

Bernard Purdie became a studio drummer in the early 1960s. In fact his first recording was when he provided the influential drum beat heard in the beginning of “Just One Look” with singer Doris Troy. Since that time he has played important roles on several landmark recordings and partnered with many drum and percussion companies as a consultant on new products. Purdie is also a regular attendee and performer at most NAMM Trade Shows who has inspired many by his talent and positive approach to music making.