Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Jerry Granelli on Drums

Jerry Granelli and his trio have been touring across Canada this month, playing the music from "A Charlie Brown Christmas." I missed their Calgary show as I was playing a xmas themed Jazz show with my own big band at the same time (!) but fortunately I came across this recent footage of Granelli improvising at the drums:

I'm really intrigued by the very fluid and graceful manner in which he hits the drums. It's almost like watching a painter in action, spreading colours across a very large canvas.

1 comment:

  1. Jerry Granelli and bassist Charlie Haden backed pianist Denny Zeitlin on a 1967 Columbia album, "Live at the Trident." That album -- and Jerry's drumming -- were a big influence on me. Thanks for posting another valuable clip, Jon.