Copy into your RSS Reader
Copy into your Podcast App
Cindy Blackman spends time both in jazz and rock. She plays drums for Lenny Kravitz.
Courtesy of the artist
March 11, 2010 Drums — wide and deep talking-to-you drums — are the key ingredient in the Cindy Blackman sound. At the Women in Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center, the Lenny Kravitz drummer brought her quartet featuring JD Allen. Sherrie Maricle's Fiveplay opens.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/105000771/124569690" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
May 1, 2004 Jazz fans know her as a disciple of legendary Miles Davis sideman Tony Williams. Rock fans recognize her as the longtime drummer in the band of guitarist Lenny Kravitz. After ten years with Kravitz, Blackman recently left the group to focus on her own music.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/1866563/1867716" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor