COUNTRY United States
GROUP NATALIE COLE/ROBBEN FORD
A passionate player whose drumming burns with intensity, Tom Brechtlein is a master of many styles. After carving out an enviable reputation with a list of greats including Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Jean-Luc Ponty, Christopher Cross, and Al Dimeola, he teamed up with hot guitarist Robben Ford (Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell) to deliver such best selling albums as Robben Ford & the Blue Line, Mystic Mile and Handful of Blues. Tom’s earliest influences, the Beatles, the Stones, Cream, the Who, and Hendrix, are evident in his energetic ’go-for-it’ style, while a deep interest in the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra and Chick Corea’s Return to Forever further enriched his playing, enabling him to expand on his talents and become one of the most exciting drummers in the world today.