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Darrell Green

Gretsch Artist Since: 
Band or Affiliations: 
Camille Thurman & the Darrell Green Trio, Charles Tolliver, Lakecia Benjamin, Cassandra Wilson, Darrell Green Quintet, Wallace Roney, Russell Malone
Current Kit Setup: 

Gretsch Broadkaster or Gretsch USA Custom
14"x18" bass drum, 6"x14" snare drum, 8"x12" tom, 9"x13" tom, 14"x14" floor tom, 14"x16" floor tom


"Billy Higgins, Pappa Jo Jones, Art Blakey, Kenny Clark, Elvin Jones, Charlie Parker, Sonny Payne, Tony Williams, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Stewart(saxophones), Osie Johnson, Allen Smith, Miles Davis, Roy Haynes, Philly Jo Jones, Jimmy Cobb, Big Sid Catlett, Alfred and Kobla Ladzekpo, John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Lee Morgan, Ornette Colema, Nature, Life, so much more…"

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

"Gretsch is the drum sound I naturally hear, when it comes to playing the drums.  They have a beautiful rich and full tone that always resonates to the end of the concert hall. I love the fact that the beauty I hear can be heard throughout the entire venue, without the tone dissipating. That sound is apart of the musical experience. It’s important to me that my drums always sing. Gretsch Drums sing!"

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

"Always have fun and fall in love with music and your instrument. As you develop the skills on your instrument also learn how to play music. Study and gain as much knowledge as possible. Live life to the fullest and play your experiences through the music."