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Al Foster
Position:
Drums
Year of Birth:
1943
Years with Miles:
1972-1991
Drummer noted for groove style, and being a favorite of younger and more veteran leaders, including Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson; also noted for being one of few musicians to record regularly with Miles before his hiatus in late 1970s, and after his return in 1981.
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Aida
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Aida – Live at Shinjuku Nishi-Guchi Hiroba, Tokyo, Japan – Oct. 1981
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Back Seat Betty
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Back Seat Betty – Live at Avery Fisher Hall/Lincoln Center, New York, NY – July 1981
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Billy Preston
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Black Satin
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Black Satin/The Theme – Live at Philharmonic Hall, New York, NY – Sept. 1972
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Calypso Frelimo
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Code M.D.
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Come Get It
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Decoy
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Fast Track – Live at the Kix Club, Boston, MA – June 1981
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Fat Time
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Fat Time – Live at Shinjuku Nishi-Guchi Hiroba, Tokyo, Japan – Oct. 1981
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Freaky Deaky
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Gondwana – Live at Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan (2nd Show) – February 1975
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He Loved Him Madly
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Helen Butte / Mr. Freedom X – Unedited Master
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Honky Tonk – Live at Philharmonic Hall, New York, NY – Sept. 1972
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Human Nature
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Ife
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Ife – Live at Philharmonic Hall, New York, NY – Sept. 1972
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Interlude – Live at Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan (1st Show) – February 1975
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It Gets Better
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Jean Pierre – Live at Shinjuku Nishi-Guchi Hiroba, Tokyo, Japan – Oct. 1981 – version 1
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Jean Pierre – Live at Shinjuku Nishi-Guchi Hiroba, Tokyo, Japan – Oct. 1981 – version 2
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Jean Pierre/You’re Under/ Then There Were None
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Kix – Live at the Kix Club, Boston, MA – June 1981
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Maiysha
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Maiysha – Live at Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan (1st Show) – February 1975
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MD1/Something’s On Your Mind/MD2
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Moja (Part 1) – Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY – March 1974
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Moja (Part 2) – Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY – March 1974
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Mtume
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My Man’s Gone Now – Live at the Kix Club, Boston, MA – June 1981
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Nne (Part 1) – Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY – March 1974
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Nne (Part 2) – Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY – March 1974
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On the Corner / New York Girl / Thinkin’ of One Thing and Doin’ Another / Vote for Miles
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One and One
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One Phone Call/Street Scenes
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Prelude (Part I) – Live at Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan (1st Show) – February 1975
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Prelude, Pt. 2 – Live at Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan (1st Show) – February 1975
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Rated X
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Rated X – Live at Philharmonic Hall, New York, NY – Sept. 1972
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Red China Blues
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Right Off/The Theme – Live at Philharmonic Hall, New York, NY – Sept. 1972
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Speak
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Star on Cicely
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Star People
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Tatu (Part 1) – Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY – March 1974
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Tatu (Part 2) – Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY – March 1974
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That’s Right
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That’s What Happened
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Theme From Jack Johnson – Live at Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan (1st Show) – February 1975
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Theme From Jack Johnson – Live at Philharmonic Hall, New York, NY – Sept. 1972
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Time After Time
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U ‘n’ l
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Ursula
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Ursula – Live at Shinjuku Nishi-Guchi Hiroba, Tokyo, Japan – Oct. 1981
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What It Is
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Wili (Part 1) – Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY – March 1974
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Wili (Part 2) – Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY – March 1974
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You’re Under Arrest
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Zimbabwe – Live at Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan (2nd Show) – February 1975
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