Roy McCurdy, born November 28, 1936 in Rochester, New York, is a jazz drummer. Before joining Cannonball Adderley's Quintet in 1965 and staying with the band until Adderley's death in 1975, he had played with Chuck and Gap Mangione in the Jazz Brothers (1960–1961), as well as with Bobby Timmons, Betty Carter and Sonny Rollins (1963–1964), appearing on the
classic 1963 album Sonny Meets Hawk!. He attended the Eastman School of Music from sixteen to eighteen,
during which time he also played professionally with Roy
Eldridge and with Eddie Vinson at seventeen. In 1960 he joined the Art Farmer - Benny Golson Jazztet and remained for two years. As of 2010, McCurdy is an Adjunct Professor in the Jazz Studies Department of the Thornton School of music University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. This interview was recorded Oct. 5, 2013 at his home in Altadena, Ca.
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