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 !!!