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NAMM 2020: TRIS IMBODEN: NAMM ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW AM EDIT

Australian Musician caught up with acclaimed drummer Tris Imboden (Chicago, Kenny Loggins, Neil Diamond and more) for an in depth interview at the Winter NAMM Show this year.

The interview was conducted for NAMM’s Oral History archive. The NAMM Oral History Collection is unique, unlike any other collection in the world. The heart of the Collection is the depth of its narratives that cover innovative creations, the evolution of musical instruments, the ever-changing world of music retail, as well as our collective quest to improve music education around the globe.
The NAMM Oral History archive can be found at – https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/all

Thank you to NAMM for permission to post the interview

Gregory Tristan “Tris” Imboden is an American rock and jazz drummer, studio musician and educator. In a career spanning more than four decades, Tris has recorded or performed with many music legends including Neil Diamond, Richard Marx, Steve Vai, Roger Daltrey, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Al Jarreau, Chaka Kahn, David Sanborn, Bob James, Michael McDonald, Anita Baker, George Duke, and Kenny Loggins, with whom he recorded drums on the hit single Footloose. Tris joined multi-platinum band Chicago in 1990 and recorded thirteen albums with the band in a 28 year stint. Tris continues to be a session musician and educator.