TBT: Ralph Rolle Jam
Jamming with the Chic Drummer
Back in February 2017, I was invited to jam with legendary drummer Ralph Rolle.
He’s been keeping funky time for Chic and Nile Rodgers forever and he was the drummer in the Apollo Theater’s house band for over 20 years! As one of the most in-demand session drummers, he also holds workshops and masterclasses around the world, while simultaneously evangelizing his cookie business (Soul Snacks). Ralph is an absolute legend!
It was a workshop that brought him to Dublin and I was invited to play with Ralph and some of my friends at The Grand Social in an epic jam.
Such a buzz jammin out with legendary @CHICorg drummer @RalphRolle last night in @TGSDublin, @JessNoelleSoul and the Dublin crew killin it☝️ pic.twitter.com/a9nx6fLM1o— ZASKA (@zaskamusic) February 23, 2017
Thanks to Graham Heaney who played bass and set up a camera to catch the moment (and a fine view of the side of my head.) The videos are in a playlist below. 👇🕺
Drums – Ralph Rolle
Guitar – Max Zaska, CC Brez, Dan Whelan
Bass – Graham Heaney
Vocals – Jess Kav, Amy Kelly, Danny Groenland
Keys – Luke Dunford
Sax – Oisin Murtagh