Ask A Drummer – Ben Wittman
Drummer Ben Wittman is one seriously busy dude. His tenure in New York has included recording and performing with a diverse range of artists from Paul Simon, Laurie Anderson, Jonatha Brooke, Rosanne Cash, Paula Cole, to Don Byron and contemporary Celtic artists Eileen Ivers, Solas and Cathie Ryan. Along with his many drumming duties, Ben is also a sought-after producer and engineer.
I caught up with him on our weekly gig on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and asked him what he thinks about bass players, and his answers were, of course, insightful, and full of the kind of wisdom you can only get from such a storied career.