Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rodney Green Solos

A quick one today, here is drummer Rodney Green once again in a very nice extended drum solo:

I think there's a real art to playing longer drum solos and to keeping a sense of intensity, development, flow and interest throughout. I love the challenge of taking an audience on a rhythmic and sonic journey like that. Rodney does a great job of that, I think, in that previous clip. Learning how to pace a longer solo (on any instrument) is really an art form into itself.

As Kenny Washington said to me last month in New York: "Watch, listen and learn!" Indeed...

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