Monday, August 9, 2010
The Monday Morning Paradiddle
-After reorganizing my CD collection and relocating it to a new spot in my basement last week, I made of point of cataloguing and listening to all my favorite albums that feature Canadian Jazz drummers as band leaders. Here's a few that I particularly enjoy:
Andre White- "Signal"
Barry Elmes -"Different Voices" and "Time Warp"
(I actually have an original copy of their first album on vinyl from the late 70s!)
Terry Clarke - "It's About Time"
Chris McCann - "Froggin' Around" and "Calypsony"
Ted Warren - "First Time Caller" and "Songs For Doug"
Karl Jannuska - "Liberating Vines"
Dave Robbins - "At The Mark"
Joel Haynes - "The Time Is Now" and "Transitions"
Morgan Childs - "Time"
Barry Romberg - "Random Access"
Mark McLean - "Playground"
Nick Fraser - "Drumheller"
Thom Gossage - "The Now Beyond"
Michel Lambert - "Drum Duets"
(you can find these amazing tracks here)
- And a few other outstanding Canadian Jazz drummers that I would like to hear leading their own recorded groups on CD
(this is my own selfish plea here... : )
- Hey does anyone know if Jerry Fuller or the elusive Claude Ranger ever led any recording dates as a leader ???
-Alrighty, after caving into popular demand from several people here is my tried, tested and true crepe recipe (courtesy of an old tattered copy of the Betty Crocker cookbook !)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter, melted
How to make the crepes:
Measure and stir in the ingredients in a large bowl until smooth.
For each crepe, lightly butter a skillet and heat over medium heat until butter is bubbly.
Pour scant 1/4 cup of the batter into the skillet and immediately rotate pan until batter covers bottom.
Cook until light brown; turn and brown on other side.
Most people are amazed that you don't need one of those special crepe griddles, like the ones you see in restaurants. I use a large Wok and find that it works great !
Serve with large quantities of maple syrup and enjoy !
- Hey check this cat out ! I've never heard of him but he sounds great.
-And last but certainly not least, here's a clip of my good friend and percussionist Memo Acevedo from an old SCTV clip with John Candy. There are also a few other Toronto Jazz musicians who make a guest appearance in this bizarre skit. Mambo !