The man who makes his drums sing
His very rigorous rhythmic playing, his drum rolls and his airy and colorful swing are inspired by the amponga (drums) players of the hira gasy. According to Henri Texier, Tony Rabeson "...doesn't play the drums, he makes his drums sing ".
Notorious music group / collaborations of Tony Rabeson:
Toots Thielemans; Joe Lovano; Lee Konitz; Kenny Wheeler; Steve Swallow; Michel Portal; Eddy Louiss; Martial Solal; Maurice Vander; Christian Escoudé; Henri Texier; Éric Le Lann; Olivier Hutman; Andy Emler; Louis Winsberg; Baptiste Trotignon; Mario Canonge; Bojan Z; Laurent Larcher; David Linx; Olivier Bogé; Marc Bertaux; Dimitri Douriantonis; Lalao; Jeanot Rabeson...
Djangodor Prize then a MIDEM of Cannes in 2002