Monday, January 27, 2020

The Monday Morning Paradiddle - January 2020

Well now that the holiday season is now long gone and over and done with, I hope you are all back and well into the swing of things whether you are back to work, on the road, back to school or in the shed. Stay warm and keep the dream alive!

Anyways, it's been a minute since I posted my last Monday Morning Paradiddle column so there is lots of cool new content to share with you and check out today.

- Rick Mattingly's tribute to Neil Peart via the Percussive Arts Society

- Hey look, you can buy Jack DeJohnette's Sonor drums on Reverb!

- Jerome Jennings featured in Downbeat magazine

- Dan Weiss interviewed by Next Bop discussing his latest album Utica Box

- An interview with Mark Guiliana by Leo Sidran on his podcast The Third Story

- Jerry Granelli recently toured Canada last December with his trio, playing the music from the Charlie Brown Christmas television special. Here is Granelli's interview with Margaret Gallagher on CBC's Hot Air.

- Todd Bishop, over at his fine blog Cruiseship Drummer, offers his compilation of Scott K. Fish's complete 5 1/2 hour 1984 audio interview with Frankie Dunlop for Modern Drummer Magazine. Thank you Todd and thank you Scott! (I tell all of my students to check out Dunlop's unique drumming and I have Andre White to thank for that...)

- Brazilian Jazz drummer & composer Igor Willcox interviewed by Modern Jazz Today

- A BBC feature on the legacy of artisan Turkish cymbal makers

And now a word from one of our sponsors...

Falk Willis, the creator of Jazz Heaven.com (an absolutely incredible and brilliant resource!) offers this update with regards to the recent offerings found on his website. I've really got a lot of out of his series of DVDs and now he's got a whole series of wonderful ongoing one-on-one artist features to offer. Check it out here: http://jazzheaven.com/live

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Artists, confirmed but no date scheduled yet:
Vardan Ovsepian, Jeff Ballard, Joey Calderazzo, David Kikoski, Becca Stevens, Bobby Watson, Melissa Aldana, Pablo Held (2nd webinar), Gary Versace, Nir Felder (2nd webinar), Tim Lefebvre, Vincent Herring (2nd webinar, on Pentatonics), Jon Cowherd, Marc Copland (Harmony, the Brain & the Body Vol. 2)

Artists we are in conversation with:
Jeremy Pelt, Bill Pierce, Jonathan Kreisberg, Eric Alexander, Mark Turner, Peter Bernstein, Dave Douglas, Lage Lund, Ben Street, Ari Hoenig, Fred Hersch, Joel Frahm, Taylor Eigsti & Theo Bleckmann

Check all this out and much more at Jazz Heaven.com.

- UNT's Quincy Davis continues to offer great content through his Q-Tip series on YouTube. Here's his interview with Ed Soph:

And here's an excellent tutorial on learning and dealing with Traditional Grip:

- Ari Hoenig interviewed by JazzStudentCulture.com:

- Check out this inside look into a recent recording session featuring a duet between Antonio Sanchez and Eric Harland. Whew!

- Here's a preview of Greg Hutchinson's new brush course from Open Studio:

Check it out, it's great! (and the other courses to be found there are great as well!)

- Jazz legend Kenny Washington interviewed by Canopus drums:

- Portland's Alan Jones has recently been recording in the studio (a new album perhaps?) and he offers these two, interactive 360-degree-view insights into his session:

- Steve Fidyk offers some strategies to move around the drums, from his recent clinic at PASIC 2019:

- Here's some GREAT drumming from Elvin Jones, in duo with guitarist Larry Coryell, from a 1968 session entitled Lady Coryell:

This one was new to me!

- Johnathan Blake takes a great drum solo with Kenny Barron's trio:

- Let's take a moment to appreciate the fiery drumming of the enigmatic yet amazing French Canadian drummer Claude Ranger from a 1970 Radio Canada broadcast featuring tenor saxophonist Brian Barley and bassist Daniel Lessard:

- And finally, here's the late, great Alvin Fielder doing his thing:

- What am I listening to these days?

Brad Turner "Jump Up" - Dylan Van Der Schyff (drums)

Dave Holland "Conference of the Birds" - Barry Altschul (drums)

Cannonball Adderley "Somethin' Else" - Art Blakey (drums)

Max Roach "The Complete Mercury Sessions" - Max Roach (drums)

- And today's Final Word actually goes to two distinguished individuals:

First, from the sticks of the internet's Godmother of drumming, is Dorothea Taylor. Check out this inspiring feature on her below, brought to us by the nice folks over at Drumeo:

And finally...

Hold your fire
Keep it burning bright
Hold the flame 'till the dream ignites
A spirit with a vision is a dream
With a mission

- Neil Peart "Mission" (1952-2020)

- "Max Roach" interpreted by Jean-Michel Basquait (1984)

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