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Live Chat:Legendary Larry McDonald Jamaican percussionist Music/ Gil Scott Heron

Live Chat:Legendary Larry McDonald Jamaican percussionist Music/ Gil Scott Heron

Larry McDonald is a Jamaican percussionist, born in Port Maria in Jamaica in 1939. Larry first started to play congas with #Carlos Malcolm band in the 1960s and also with Toots Hibbert of the Grammy Award winning band Toots and the Maytals as well as the Count Ossie Band. He plays a wide variety of traditional percussion instruments.McDonald has a nearly 50 year history of recording and performing with a wide variety of artists, such as #GilScott-Heron, and Taj Mahal.

In 2009, McDonald released his first solo album "Drumquestra" on which he united many of his former band mates from across his career, in an orchestra of drummers, including Sly DunbarUziah Thompson a.k.a. "Sticky" of Bob Marley and the Wailers and the former Count Ossie drummers under their later mantle "Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari" drummers.

Drumquestra also featured former frontmen from bands Larry performed and recorded with, including Toots Hibbert, Bob Andy, #Mutabaruka, Stranger Cole and Dollarman. The album w

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