Finding Obscure Items Fast
left to right: Jim Keltner, Rick Waite
LOS ANGELES, CA — When legendary drummer Jim Keltner needs rare or vintage items to supplement his arsenal, he relies on West L.A. Music's Rick Waite to get the goods. Recently, Keltner came in with an unusual request for an extremely hard-to-find item: an Akai VGA board so he could monitor his Akai MPC 3000 on a large computer screen. Even though the item had been discontinued, Waite was able to find it for him within the hour.
Jim Keltner has worked with many of the world's greatest performers, including John Lennon, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, and Willie Nelson.
As a highly prized studio drummer, Keltner's schedule is almost always full. His latest project is a collaboration with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. The Charlie Watts Jim Keltner Project features Watts on drums and Keltner as sonic alchemist with a multitude of electronic and acoustic instruments. Guest artists on the CD include Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Blondie Chaplin. The nine description-defying tracks pay tribute to seminal jazz drummers like Art Blakey, Elvin Jones and the late Tony Williams.
About West L.A. Music
For over 30 years, West L.A. Music has supplied music, audio and recording equipment to top artists around the world. The first music retailer to implement a "beat any deal" policy, industry insiders count on West L.A. Music's personalized knowledgeable service and comprehensive selection of professional products from leading manufacturers.
West L.A. Music supplies equipment for recording studios, broadcast companies, film and video post production facilities, major artists, producers, composers, and record companies, as well as schools, churches and government agencies.
West L.A. Music offers expert system design, installation, and training services for outfitting home studios, sophisticated world class studios, local clubs, concert arenas, and more.
For more information, call West L.A. Music at 310-477-1945