Monday, July 2, 2012

The Monday Morning Paradiddle - Summer Edition

Welcome to July and a belated happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians out there! This is going to be the last Monday Morning Paradiddle for a while and blogging will be on the lighter side for the next couple months. I'll still be posting reasonably often but I've got a few other things on the go these days that need my attention. Summer hours, ya dig?

Here's a collection of things to check out to get the week started:

-Thanks to the kind people over at Vic Firth who bring us these rhythm section master classses with educator Steve Houghton:

Steve is an exceptional educator and always has articulate and insightful comments on how to improve ones musicality. His book "Studio & Big Band Drumming" was an important book for me when I was younger and prepared me for the logistics of dealing with how to interpret a drum chart and play within a big band.

 brings us an interview with the daring, eclectic and dynamic drummer/composer/visionary Tyshawn Sorey:

-It's time to swing with the Jeff Hamilton Trio:

Have you heard Jeff's latest trio CD "Red Sparkle"? It's a good one...

Check out these Jazz Times interviews where Jeff talks about this recent one:

-Here's some nice playing from Ali Jackson Jr. with J@LC saxophonist Sherman Irby from the folks over at Saxquest:

-Looks like Idris Muhammad has a new autobiography out:

I look forward to picking up a copy of that one!

-And of course, octogenarian Master Haynes never ever ceases to impress, amaze and inspire:

Thank you all for your continued support, wherever you may be from around the world. Until next time, keep swingin' !

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