About this project
Joe La Barbera’s energetic touch and masterful soloing has established him as not only a giant in, but a living master of the music.
Joe La Barbera is best known for his recordings and live performances with the trio of pianist Bill Evans in the final years of Evans' career. Additionally, over the course of his career, Joe La Barbera has been the choice drummer for jazz greats Woody Herman, Tony Bennett, Chuck Mangione and Joe Farrell among several others. Today, he remains one of the most in-demand drummers on the west coast, and is a regular on the Sam First stage.
We’re excited to invite you to experience the La Barbera Quintet Live through the Sam First Records Experience. Through episodic videos, interviews with the performers, behind the scenes footage and more, you will gain unique insight into La Barbera’s creative process and the crafting of his latest recording live from Sam First!