"Danny Spencer is one of
the most creative and swinging
drummers playing today. "
Bud Spangler drummer/producer
"He can do things
for a rhythm section that few other percussionists can, unless
you're talking about an Elvin Jones, Joe Chambers, Billy Higgins or
somebody of that caliber. He is a world class, master musician."
Kenn Cox jazz master pianist
Danny Spencer's style
exemplifies the best of the Detroit tradition of aggressive and
explorative drummers which gave the jazz world Elvin Jones, Freddie
Waites, and Louis Hayes among others. His intense propulsive energy
combined with his ability for subtle colorations made him Joe
Henderson's choice for touring in the seventies and many concerts
since. Spencer was also part of the
legendary Contemporary Jazz Quintet which recorded for Blue Note and
Spencer recently moved to San
Francisco from Detroit, his home for many decades. He has toured,
recorded and performed with many international artists including Art
Farmer, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Blue Mitchel, Dizzy Gilespie,
Joe Henderson, Harold Land, Sal Nestico, Grachen Moncur III, Memphis
Slim, and Stanley Cowell.