A crisp, powerful, and swinging drummer, Alvin Queen hasn't recorded as often as his talents merit, but what he's done is consistently engaging and demanding. Queen worked with George Benson and Stanley Turrentine, then traveled to Europe with Charles Tolliver's quartet. During the '70s, he worked with the group Music Inc., co-led by Tolliver and Stanley Cowell. Queen departed America in 1979 for Switzerland, and established Nilva Records. He then toured France with Plas Johnson and Harry Edison, and recorded with John Collins and Junior Mance in the '80s; while also working in Zurich with a trio led by Wild Bill Davis and recording with another led by Lonnie Smith. He also did his own dates. Queen has no sessions currently available on CD, but can be heard on reissues by Music Inc. ~ Ron Wynn and Michael G. Nastos, Rovi

Alvin Queen Masterdrummer: trading Twos and extended Drum Solo
Alvin Queen Trio BP Club Zagreb 2002_01 night in tunisia
Alvin Queen Interview: Advice to the Young
Alvin Queen Interview: Rhythms Like a Drug
The Alvin Queen Quartet live in Germany 2019
Alvin Queen Quintet live in at the Ascona jazz festival, Switzerland 2007
Alvin Queen - Cherokee
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