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Baker's Dozen

Speaking Rhythms: Valentina Magaletti’s Baker’s Dozen
Jennifer Lucy Allan , March 31st, 2021 09:57

Prolific drummer and collaborator Valentina Magaletti marks the release of Tomaga's finest album by telling Jennifer Lucy Allan about her favourite 13 albums, from The Cure to Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and Can to Deerhoof, This Heat and the Art Ensemble Of Chicago. Photo by Adele di Nunzio


Miles Davis – Get Up With It
When someone played Get Up With It, and told me to listen to the drums, the world just opened up. There's these hard cuts in it, and you can picture Miles in front of a desk just pulling all these big knobs down – the expression of dynamics is just… wow. 

Do you remember who played it to you and where you were?

It was my dearest friend Johnny that plays drums in Part Chimp, a long, long time ago. Since then, I think I’ve purchased this record five or six times. I’m a bit obsessive, I collect records, and you know when you love a book so much you keep buying it for other people, because you want to be that person who showed it them, who says you have to listen to this because it changed my fucking life? I keep doing that with this.