Monday, May 28, 2018
The Monday Morning Paradiddle
Welcome back y'all and I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Here's what's cooking over here around the Four of the Floor offices these days and presented to you in this edition of the Monday Morning Paradiddle:
- The ever-wise Victor Lewis interviewed by All About Jazz:
- Ignacio Berroa shares his thoughts over at The Trap Set:
- WBGO gives the drummers some in this column, featuring new releases brought to us by several current drummers:
- An interview with Ralph Peterson Jr. in Modern Drummer magazine:
- Toronto drummer Nick Fraser recently featured in Downbeat magazine:
- Thanks to Adam Nussbaum who sent along these two links to a 1972 concert in Paris featuring Elvin Jones and his quartet!
- Bill Stewart gets busy...
- Billy Hart sets up a tune with his quartet:
- Adam Nussbaum and Seamus Blake get into it with Italian organist Alberto Gurrisi:
- Herlin Riley puts it all out on the line (the second line?) with this one...
- New York drummer Colin Stranahan offers his creative experience on The Creative Mindset Podcast:
- Willie Jones III with some musical advice from a recent masterclass:
- Mark Nelson, a GREAT drummer from Montreal, demonstrates some nice Gretsch drums, brought to us by the nice people over at Timpano Percussion:
- Tenor Saxophonist Ben Wendel with drummer Justin Brown from Wendel's new "Standards with Friends" series:
- Special thanks to John Riley who forwarded along this AMAZING clip of Ruben Bellavia's transcription performance of Tony Williams' drum solo on "Walkin'":
- What am I listening to these days?
Joe Henderson "Double Rainbow: The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim" - Jack DeJohnette, Paulo Braga (drums)
Al Henderson "Dinosaur Dig" - Barry Romberg (drums)
Kenny Barron Quintet "Concentric Circles" - Johnathan Blake (drums)
Bill Charlap Trio "I'm Old Fashioned"
Bud Powell "Off Minor" - Kenny Clarke (drums)
Don Thompson Quartet "CBC 1977" - Claude Ranger (drums)
- And today's Final Word goes to the late John Birks Gillespie:
"Take care of the Music, and the Music will take care of you!" - Dizzy Gillespie