Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dan Weiss

In this brief footage NYC drummer and visionary Dan Weiss talks about his latest album project and his influences:

Dan is an incredible drummer and someone who I consider will be recognized as a major innovator in the years to come. His fusion of contemporary jazz drumming with Indian rhythmic concepts is unparalleled in my opinion. I recently heard Weiss perform his piece 'Tintal for Drumset' at last years PASIC conference in Indianapolis. His technical abilities are very impressive and I admire his in-depth knowledge of the Carnatic Indian rhythmic language to the point where he can express this on the drumset with such a sense of musicality. If Tony Williams were raised in Bombay or Calcutta, he probably would have sounded like Dan Weiss !

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