Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I'd like to thank Mike Clark via the Facebook for this one today:
One regular reader of my blog recently wrote me, wondering what Joe Ascione is up to these days (if you'll recall, I posted some clips of Joe's brush playing awhile ago). Honestly, I have no idea what he's up to these days but from the above clip you can see that he's a ridiculous drummer.
Check out that INSANE left hand!!! How does he make it look so effortless? Buddy who???
I took some lessons with Joe back in 2004 while I was spending some time in New York City. His teaching studio was literally in the basement of the Ed Sullivan Theatre (!) below Late Night with David Letterman. He was very astute in his observations of my playing and made some small, but very important observations about my technique that, to this day, have had a great impact on how I play.