Monday, October 15, 2018
Mel Lewis: Rub-a-Dub
I posted a first volume of Chris Smith's excellent YouTube series "The Drum Hang" awhile ago and was intending to post more as another batch as he released them (I still intend to) BUT....his most recent offering, a tutorial on Mel Lewis and his infamous "Rub-a-Dub" rhythmic concept clearly deserves a mention of its own:
Chris has done an excellent job of breaking down and explaining Mel's unique approach to drumming that served both small and large Jazz ensembles alike.
Furthermore, if you watch this video you'll see some rare, up close footage of Mel in action which I've never seen before and we are fortunate to have available for us to see.
Thanks again Chris and keep 'em coming!