De Vries, Wim (Pays Bas)
ADAMS DRUMMERS FESTIVAL - 26 october 1997
ADAMS DRUMMERS FESTIVAL - 17 aprilo 2000
ADAMS DRUMMERS FESTIVAL - 18 september 2005
The fact that you can play faster than your sound, doesn't necessarily mean you always have to. Wim De Vries is capable of playing the fastest licks and rolls, but he prefers to be noticed because of his musical ideas rather than because of the number of notes he plays. He can be powerful and explosive, but, he also loves to create the subtles of textures, using brushes, sticks - or just his fingertips. An extravert drummer with amazing control and an impressive set of twirling techniques, because he also fully appreciates the visual aspect of music.
An ambitious drummer too, one who knows what he wants, and one who can create a drumming art that makes his fellow musicians follow him, whether he plays in a jazz quartet or in Broadway-style shows like Chicago or Saturday Night Fever. Wim attended the Berklee College of Music and the Arnhem Conservatory, and he toured world wide with various groups.