Submitted by Jazz at UNT on Fri, 11/04/2016 - 2:09pm
Craig Whatley is an alumnus of UNT (when it was NTSU) who played percussion in the One O'Clock Lab Band under director Leon Breeden. He can be heard on the albums Lab '71, Lab '72, and 12 by 3. In March 2016 he became totally deaf due to an ear ailment. In January 2016, with 90% of his hearing lost, he recorded two CDs worth of original music on keyboard entitled Lost in a Samba. Here's a sample track, entitled "Samba Interlude #1." The 2-CD set can be ordered by contacting Craig Whatley directly:
P.O. Box 150561
San Rafael CA 94915
Here's Craig in 1971 (photo by Bill Stapleton, click for larger image):
Here's a photo of Leon Breeden with students by Craig:
Here's a silent movie Craig made.The first portion shows the UNT (then NTSU) campus. The second portion shows the One O'Clock Lab Band on tour.