Monday, January 2, 2017
The Monday Morning Paradiddle
Welcome to 2017! Hope you all had a pleasant Christmas and New Year's break. Thanks for checking in and thanks again for all your continued support.
Anyways, let's get down to business. Here's a few items of interest to get us started in the New Year ahead...
- GQ magazine recently featured this hip article on several of our Jazz elder statesmen:
It's hard to argue against the fact that Roy Haynes is clearly still the hippest and baddest dude to walk the planet earth.
- New York Times also featured this photo essay "Photos That Give the Drummer Some":
- Canadian Musician Magazine offers this column on musical drumming from contributors Mark Kelso, Terry Clarke, Larnell Lewis and Anthony Michelli:
- Carl Allen interviewed over at Harmony Central:
- Clarence Penn is interviewed at The Drummer's Resource Podcast:
Check out the other great audio interviews found here with the likes of Kenny Washington, Peter Erskine, Ed Soph, Ralph Peterson Jr., Michael Carvin and many, many others...
- A special shout out and thank you to my correspondents over at cymbalholic.com (of which I've been a member since 2005!) who informed me that the legendary John Von Ohlen (affectionately known as "The Baron") has recently released this book:
This is the first I've heard of this publication and look forward to checking it out.
John is also featured in this radio podcast from WVXU:
And thanks to Todd Bishop over at his superb blog Cruiseship Drummer for digging up this great interview with Von Ohlen from 1985:
- Jerome Jennings recently released his album "The Beast" (highly recommended) and took a break from his busy schedule (including playing with the likes of Christian McBride!) to speak with Neon Jazz about his new release:
- Ali Jackson Jr. and Jimmy Cobb both rummage through some old Jazz records that bring back some memories...
- Lewis Nash and Jeff Hamilton get busy in a serious percussion discussion:
And Nash and Terrell Stafford continue with their own duo...
- It's amazing to me that when Lewis Nash plays a drum set that isn't even a real drum set that Lewis Nash still sounds like….Lewis Nash!
- Thanks to the kind people over Vic Firth here's Justin Faulkner playing some serious drums:
- And what else can possibly bring a smile to your face than Ringo Starr playing some drums on a beach?
- What am I listening to these days?
Ted Warren's Warren Commission "The Great Regina Pizza Debate" - Ted Warren (drums & compositions)
Jerome Jennings "The Beast" - Jerome Jennings (drums)
Rudy Royston Trio "The Rise of Orion" - Rudy Royston (drums)
Tom Harrell "The Number Five" - Johnathan Blake (drums)
Pat Metheny "ECM :rarum Selected Recordings" - Danny Gottlieb, Bob Moses, Paul Wertico, Jack DeJohnette, Billy Higgins (drums), Gary Burton (vibes)
Grant Green "Street of Dreams" - Elvin Jones (drums), Bobby Hutcherson (vibes)
Joe Henderson "Power to the People" - Jack DeJohnette (drums)
- And today's Final Word(s) goes to Bruce Lee with some words of wisdom, inspiration and motivation to prepare us all for the year ahead: