- Gareth Dylan Smith
(b New York, NY, Nov 10, 1939). American jazz drummer. He began drumming at the age of 11 in a drum-and-bugle corps and took lessons from Willie Jones, Lennie McBrowne, and Lee Abrams. From the late 1950s he played with a wide assortment of jazz musicians, including Kenny Dorham, Coleman Hawkins, Sir Roland Hanna, Freddie Hubbard, Illinois Jacquet, Duke Jordan, Roland Kirk, Nellie Lutcher, Howard McGhee, Cecil Payne, and Milford Graves’ Latin band. He collaborated with Cecil Taylor for 11 years after replacing Sunny Murray in Taylor’s band in ...