Zug Island Style
Leonard King was born in Detroit, Michigan where he has been able to absorb the multi-cultural musics of the entire metro area. He has performed with many artists such as Donald Byrd, Johnnie Taylor, Al Green, Herb Ellis, Barbara Dane, Eddie Kendricks, Pigmeat Markham, James Carter, and many others. He's a drummer/vocalist/arranger who is totally interested in learning music without adhering to the limitations of genre confinement, which is why he prefers to title his musical overview, 'Rutude Music' which stems fron the words, 'roots' and 'attitude'. Currently he tours around the world with saxophonist James Carter and is also a member of the Southpaw Isle Steel Band, in addition to fronting Oopapada, and the Visger Road Drum Band. 'Zug Island Style' is the third CD offering from Oopapada after it's initial release, 'Non Yawn Varieties', and it's second release, 'We're Household Names Today, Baby'. The cutting edge approach to the organ trio plus vocals instumentation is the same as the previous CD's--a hard-hitting, dancing, listening, and relaxing mix that is unpredictable from one track to the next.