Marcus Gilmore is one of the most influential drummers of our time. The first time I heard him was on Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s “Avatar” record and I was drawn to his rhythmical world right away. I got to play with Marcus in Chris Potter’s quartet back in 2015 and the feeling of playing with him is something I’ll never forget. He keeps you on your toes, that’s for sure. In the kindest way he makes you listen and reach for new stuff. Highly challenging and inspiring. Since I started this series I always wanted to interview Marcus and it finally happened a couple of months ago. We talked about his time with Gonzalo Rubalcaba, learning from Zakir Hussain, his approach to the drums, his grandfather Roy Haynes and much more. Hope you enjoy.