Saturday, June 13, 2009

Questionnaire Con't

Thanks again to all who replied to my questionnaire.

Here's my answers and recent contributions by one of my favorite drummer's from Toronto, Ted Warren and Montreal's B3 Hammond diva, Vanessa Rodrigues.

JON McCASLIN - Calgary Jazz Drummer & Vibraphonist

1. Melody:

Skylark - Hoagy Carmichael

Au Privave - Charlie Parker

2. Harmonic language:

Herbie Nichols

3. Rhythmic feel:

Charlie Parker
Mulgrew Miller
Donny McCaslin (no relation!)
Jack Semple

4. Classical piece:

Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis - Ralph Vaughn Williams
Ionisation - Edgar Varese
Third Construction - John Cage

5. Jazz album:

Study In Brown - Clifford Brown & Max Roach

6. Book on music:

The Art of Bop Drumming - John Riley

Drum Wisdom - Bob Moses

7. Name a great recording by someone that has influenced you:

Rectangle Man - John Stetch

8. Name someone whose music has influenced you, but that people who know your
music would probably be surprised by:

Sting
The Band

9. Name a player on your instrument whom you think is very underrated:

Bob McLaren
Dave Laing
Alan Jones
Dan Skakun


TED WARREN - Toronto Jazz Drummer

1. Melody:

"Nefertiti" - Wayne Shorter

2. Harmonic language:

Wayne Shorter
John Coltrane

3. Rhythmic feel:

Sonny Rollins
Jim Hall
Keith Jarrett

4. Classical piece:

"Firebird Suite" - Stravinsky

5. Jazz album:

"The Straight Horn of Steve Lacy"

6. Book on music: 

"Stick Control" - George Lawrence Stone

7. Name a great recording by someone that has influenced you:

"Duologue" -David Occhipinti & Mike Murley

8. Name someone whose music has influenced you, but that people who know your music would probably be surprised by:

Charles Ives
The Clash

9. Name a player on your instrument whom you think is very underrated:

Sunny Murray
Jerry Fuller
Don Henley


VANESSA RODRIGUES - B3 Hammond (Montreal)

1. Melody:

Danny Boy (Irish trad.) - also, almost any traditional Irish song. They're masters of melody !!!

If it's Magic - Stevie Wonder, from "Songs in the Key of Life"
(notice the similarities between the above two!)

Also, the horn interlude from Sir Duke - also on "Songs in the Key of Life"

2. Harmonic language:

Y Hubo Alguien - from Marc Anthony's "Contra la Corriente"
Dolphin Dance - Herbie Hancock

3. Rhythmic feel:

Brazilian Pagóde (artists include Grupo Revelação and Alexandre Pires) - all the heavy groove of the samba, but also slow & sexy at the same time :)

4. Classical piece:

Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
Toccata in F BWV540 for organ - Bach

5. Jazz album:

Play - Chick Corea & Bobby McFerrin
Afro Blue/Impressions - Coltrane Quartet
Carpathian Blues - John Stetch

6. Book on music:

Salsa Guidebook - Rebeca Mauleon

7. Name a great recording by someone that has influenced you:

Sonny Side Up - Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt/Dizzy Gillespie
Too Damn Hot - Dr. Lonnie Smith
Turn it Out - Soulive

8. Name someone whose music has influenced you, but that people who know your music would probably be surprised by:

Dave Matthews Band
Ralph Vaughan Williams

9. Name a player on your instrument whom you think is very underrated:

Kjeld Lauritsen
Midori Ono

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