Drummers as headline artists are, in contemporary jazz, something of a rarity. There are exceptions with one being Jeffrey B Suttles who recorded the album ‘Time To Suttle Down’ in 2005 and another is Arthur Thompson. Formally drummer for the late great Wayman Tisdale, Thompson has variously served as a drummer, percussionist, singer, songwriter, producer, author, designer, entrepreneur, and teacher. He recorded and performed his latest song ‘Smile’ with Toby Keith and smooth jazz luminaries Dave Koz, Marcus Miller and featured artist Mindi Abair. Mindi, like she always does, really captures the vibe of this feisty number.