Monday, November 16, 2015

The Monday Morning Paradiddle

Thanks for checking in and thank you to all of those who contributed comments to my previous Stick Control posts this month. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. I have several more fun, interesting and practical little applications of George Lawrence Stone's essential text to come soon.

Here's what's on the go for today's MMP:

- A very nice column on Shelly Manne over at Scott Fish's excellent blog:

Max Roach also offer's some comments on his influences via this article also found on Scott's blog:

- An interview with Carl Allen:

- Allison Miller speaks with WBGO:

- Ari Hoenig interviewed via the Iron Curtain:

- Antonio Sanchez is interviewed over at the ever resourceful Drummer's Resource Podcast:

- The BBC offers their "Desert Island" Buddy Rich picks:

Here's a few more interesting things to check out (well, I think so anyways!):

- Kenny Clarke with Lucky Thompson:

As far as I'm concerned, studying Klook's cymbal beat and comping is a MUST for any aspiring Jazz drummer. You can't go wrong. Now get to work.

- Some rare footage of Britain's Phil Seaman with Al Cohn & Zoot Sims:

- What's better than one super grooving pocket drummer? Well, that would be TWO super grooving pocket drummers playing together! Here's Steve Jordan Jim Keltner laying it down:

- I loved this demonstration of the Ghanaian drum groove Kpanlogo:

- Quincy Davis is still up to great things with his "Q-Tips" over on his YouTube page:

Lots to learn here so check back often.

- Rob Hart offers some fun Tony Williams hi-hat combinations thanks to the nice people over at VicFirth:

- What am I listening to these days?

Hugh Fraser & Jean Toussaint "Back to Back" - Keith Copeland (drums)

Hugh Fraser "In the Mean Time" - Blaine Wikjord (drums)

David Braid "Set in Stone" - Lorne Nehring (drums)

Sonny Rollins "Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders" - Shelly Manne (drums)

Duchess "Duchess" - Matt Wilson (drums)

Terry Gibbs "Dream Band, Vol. 5 " - Mel Lewis (drums)

Kristian Braathen "Tempus Fugit" - Kristian Braathen (drums)

- And today's Last Word goes to Daniel Glass who has this sage advice to offer via the Facebook:

"I once heard Bruce Springsteen say that music is the only “business” that has no rules; that those who become successful are the ones who create their own set of rules. What Springsteen's statement means to me is that it's paramount for each of us to follow our heart and our inspiration, regardless of the naysayers or those who confidently assure us that it can't be done."

Alright, that's all I've got for today. Thanks for checking in, stay focused and have a great week!

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