This video is an excerpt of a 2016 oral history interview with master percussionist Warren Smith conducted by Steve Rowland. Videography, Chris Daniel. Smith has a broad knowledge of many percussion styles and plays jazz, classical, Broadway and others. He has an extraordinary legacy, having played with Janis Joplin, Charlie Haden,Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Quincy Jones. He was a member of Max Roach's powerful percussion orchestra "M'Boom". He has worked as a Broadway orchestra musician and was an instrumental part of the NYC loft scene of the 1970's playing with Sam Rivers, Andrew White, Julius Hemphill and many others.