Michael Shrieve

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Descriptive "tags": electronic jazz instrumental new age chillout ambient groove fusion drum drum virtuoso Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 July 1949, San Francisco, California, USA. Shrieve was the original drummer with Santana, whom he joined at the age of 19. With that band he became the youngest musician to appear at the Woodstock Festival, helping to write and produce eight studio albums with the band. His engagements since then have included recording credits with Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones, Pete Townshend, Steve Winwood, and jazz musicians Freddie Hubbard, John McLaughlin and Jaco Pastorius. He has also collaborated with Japanese composer Stomu Yamash’ta and worked with Klaus Schulze, a founding member of Tangerine Dream. His film credits include Return and The Bedroom Window, as well as varied television work.

After briefly playing with Automatic Man in the 70s, Shrieve launched his solo career in the mid-80s with a series of percussion heavy solo albums. He changed direction in 1994 with a triple album for CMP Records. Together with guitarist Bill Frisell and...

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