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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Billy Drummond Recommends...
















I am always interested and fascinated with who my favourite musicians are listening to and influenced by. Lucky for us, here's Billy Drummond sharing some of his favourite recordings, specifically ones that have outstanding recorded drum & cymbal sounds:



To summarize, here's his list of influential records to check out (now go do your homework!):

Wynton Kelly "Kelly at Midnight" - Philly Joe Jones (drums)

The Great Jazz Trio "Vol. 1 & Vol. 2" - Tony Williams (drums)

Steve Kuhm Trio "Life’s Magic" - Al Foster (drums) 

Cedar Walton "The Pentagon" - Billy Higgins (drums)

Miles Davis "Filles de Kilimanjaro" - Tony Williams (drums)

Herbie Hancock "Maiden Voyage" - Tony Williams (drums)

Jack DeJohnette "Special Edition" - Jack DeJohnette (drums) 

Jack DeJohnette’s Directions "New Rags" - Jack DeJohnette (drums) 

Cannonball Adderley "Something Else" - Art Blakey (drums)

Paul Motian "Le Voyage" - Paul Motian (drums)

The Elvin Jones Jazz Machine "Remembrance" - Elvin Jones (drums)

Clifford Jordan Quartet "Glass, Bead, Games" - Billy Higgins (drums)

Lee Morgan "Charisma"- Billy Higgins (drums)


And to conclude today's post, here's some great recent footage of Drummond's of Freedom of Ideas band in action (featuring some beautiful Tony Williams yellow Gretsch drums!):

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