In the late 1970's these two guys helped me on my early jazz journey. First in Toronto with Sonny Stitt, in a bar, on a break, at the piano. And then shortly there after in Boston with Dino. I was thinking about them today.
What did I learn?
1. Jazz is not back ground music.
2. Skill counts.
3. Intensity is imperative.
4. This jazz thing is going to take awhile.
In response to a question I was recently asked by a colleague looking for more students, here goes.
Lovely drum, crappy heads. So... I put an Evans Genera dry head on it.
poof, 1979 is back.
Submissions from around the world. Hear it all at Bandcamp release on Attenuation Circuit, "A Cry, Uttered At One End Of The Room".
I'm on a list. Now I wait and dream.
And, breathing normally.
Up this week:
Pino Palladino + Blake Miles: Herbie Hancock's Headhunter period revisited. Why, haven't we already made that record?
Reminds me of the old adage Artists create and musicians recreate. That being said they do it well.
DW Design series black nickel over brass snare drum review.
Tune it high
Tune it low
Swap out the heads, I've put ambassadors on it at one point, though they currently have the stock heads on them.
Use sticks, wands, brushes, or brooms, this instrument is nuanced and colorful when asked, it will sing when you want, cracks when required.
What I'm up to behind the scenes.