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Matt Wilson: 'I Hear Melody In All Rhythm'

The jazz drummer tells NPR's Guy Raz that great percussionists like Buddy Rich and Max Roach make their cymbals "sing."

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Matt Wilson: Trios, Quartets And 'Don Knotts'

Like a comedian, the drummer knows something about offhand dexterity and split-second timing.

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