Steve Gadd, Roy Haynes, Airto Moreira and many others
Artist biography Milford Graves
Born in 1941 Milford Graves became a famous jazz drummer in the sixties.
If somehow we forgot about the fact that he helped lead a musical revolution in jazz in the '60's (where he led his own ensembles and worked with Albert Ayler, Paul Bley, Don Pullen and many others), Professor Milford Graves still would be greatly admired for his steady, long-time dedication to the field of music therapy. A tenured teacher at Bennington College for over a quarter of a century, he has also done extenstive work as an acupuncturist, herbalist and leader of the non-profit organization the International Center for Medicinal an Scientific Research.
His latest release, Grand Unification on Tzadik, serves as something of an audio document of some of his work in this field.