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Al Foster

dr, *1943 US, Richmond, Virginia
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Aloysius Tyrone Foster

American jazz drummer, born January 18, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. A member of Miles Davis’ band for 13 years, he was one of the few people to have contact with Davis during his retirement from 1975–1981.

  • Drums
  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
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Our Son on Inspirations & Dedications by Al Foster
Round Midnight on The Standard Joe by Joe Henderson, Al Foster & Rufus Reid
Blue Bossa on The Standard Joe by Joe Henderson, Al Foster & Rufus Reid
Fast Forward on Cerebral Caverns by Reggie Workman, Geri Allen & Al Foster
C.P.'s Blues on Sundiata by Various Artists
Airegin on Sundiata by Various Artists
Trane Like on Trio Live in Gdynia by McCoy Tyner
Beatrice on An Evening With Joe Henderson, Al Foster, Charlie Haden by Joe Henderson, Al Foster & Charlie Haden
Will You Still Be Mine on McCoy Tyner With Stanley Clarke And Al Foster by McCoy Tyner, Stanley Clarke & Al Foster
O Que Sera on O Que Sera by Albert Sanz Trio, Al Foster & Javier Colina

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Three Of A MindAdam Birnbaum, Doug Weiss, Al Foster2014Album
Mosaic Select: Pendulum - Live At The Village VanguardDavid Liebman, Randy Brecker, Richard Beirach, Frank Tusa, Al Foster2008Album
The Montreal Tapes (Tribute To Joe Henderson)Charlie Haden, Joe Henderson, Al Foster2003Album
Live At The Village VanguardBruce Barth, Ugonna Okegwo, Al Foster2002Album
McCoy Tyner With Stanley Clarke And Al FosterMcCoy Tyner With Stanley Clarke And Al Foster2000Album
A Day In ManhattanRatko Zjaca / Reggie Workman / Al Foster2000Album
Generation XTony Lakatos With Randy Brecker, David Kikoski, Marc Abrams, Al Foster1997Album
BrandynAl Foster1997Album
Long Time ComingTorsten de Winkel1997Album
Live In BudapestTony Lakatos, Joanne Brackeen, Cecil McBee, Al Foster1996Album
The NewsTony Lakatos, Kirk Lightsey, Al Foster, George Mraz1995Album
RecyclingTony Lakatos / Al Foster / Kirk Lightsey / Tibor Elekes1993Album
The Wildman ReturnsBobby Enriquez With Ray Brown & Al Foster1993Album
HeadlineSteve Khan, Ron Carter, Al Foster, Anthony Jackson, Dennis Chambers, Manolo Badrena1992Album
Hank Jones Trio With Mads Vinding & Al FosterHank Jones Trio With Mads Vinding & Al Foster1991Album
Let's Call ThisSteve Khan, Ron Carter, Al Foster1991Album
New York ReunionMcCoy Tyner Quartet, Joe Henderson, Ron Carter, Al Foster1991Album
An Evening WithJoe Henderson - Charlie Haden - Al Foster1987Album
This Bud's For You...Bud Shank And The Rhythm Section Of Ron Carter, Kenny Barron, Al Foster1985Album
Mr. FosterAl Foster1979Album
Mixed RootsAl Foster1978Album
Cameo- Who's Making You Forget Me?/ Tip-Toe Thru The Tulips With MeJames Bolton, Al Foster1929Album
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