Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Up Close with John Riley
Somebody was very smart and placed a video camera behind drummer/educator John Riley performing here with pianist Erik Escobar and bassist Chico Wilcox on a couple of very nice original compositions:
John is, of course, a great player in addition to being a fine educator and author to many outstanding books and a DVD every drummer should own and study. As you can tell from this clip John has a great sound on the drums which I think is a result of his very smooth and graceful motion and hand technique he gets while playing and moving around the drums and cymbals. John is always a great drummer to listen to but I think his physical motion of playing the drums is impressive to watch and a real lesson in itself.