Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tony Williams Plays Double Strokes

Not much time to report very much at all today as I'm in the middle of participating in a Jazz @ Lincoln Center Band Director's Academy in Calgary this week. It's a great experience and would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in developing their skills as a jazz educator.

This week we are fortunate to work with an esteemed faculty of clinicians including:

Dr. Ron Carter - saxophone

Wycliffe Gordon - trombone

Rodney Whitaker - bass

Reggie Thomas - piano

Alvin Atkinson - drums

Scott Brown - trombone

More on this great experience later....

In the meantime, here's a short clip of Tony Williams performing one of his legendary, signature solo drum introductions that recently popped up on the web:

Incidentally, this is EXACTLY the way Williams started his solo when I saw him in a masterclass in 1993. Those are some bad ass double strokes !!!

1 comment:

  1. Nice! But the clip is gone.. Any idea where to find it now? Maybe you have it saved someplace?