Monday, January 30, 2023

The Monday Morning Paradiddle - January 2023

And...we're back.

Thanks for tuning into the January 2023 edition of the Monday Morning Paradiddle (first one of the year!), your monthly jazz drumming variety column. Things are about to get really busy around here with a variety of projects on the go and then a couple of small tours on the horizon so this will be my last blog post for the foreseeable future. Regular blogging will resume in a month or so. In the meantime, there's lots of great interviews and things to check out in my blog post below (or pay a visit to Todd Bishops Cruise Ship Drummer! or Ted Warren's Trap'd and you'll find plenty of great things to practice over there!) Please enjoy.

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And now, and without further ado, here are today's offerings:

1. Check out my recent "Five Minutes With..." interview and artist feature with the Calgary Guardian

2. Wonderful and insightful features on Ralph Peterson Jr. and Joey Baron from Vinnie Sperrazza's Substack series Chronicles

3. From the Library of Congress Courage and Improvisation: The Max Roach Papers by Ingrid Monson

4. Max Roach featured on a 1998 radio episode of NPR's Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland

5. Irish bassist interviews Gerry Hemingway on his podcast The Art and Science of Time:


6. Jack DeJohnette featured on The Stick People podcast:

7. John DeChristopher interviews John Riley in an episode of his Live From My Drum Room series:

8.The 80/20 drummer with some thought provoking commentary on feathering the bass drum:

9. And here's Gregory Hutchinson demonstrating this very important concept...


...and some Afro-Cuban grooves in the stye of Art Blakey and Elvin Jones:

10. Michael Brecker on drums from a 1984 lecture at North Texas State University:

11. UNT's Quincy Davis continues with his prolific and always informative Q-Tips YouTube.com series:

12. The Pace Report featuring Joe Farnsworth:

13. Bassist Rodney Whitaker discusses the importance of developing a strong quarter-note feel:

14. Dr. Jazz Samo Salamon interviews Ted Poor, Franklin Kiermyer, Gene Jackson and Ferenc Nemeth:

15. Jazz Talk interviews Mike Clark:

16. Vancouver's Jesse Cahill interviewed by James Danderfer:

This is a great interview. I've known Jesse for a long time and he has some great things to share in this wonderful ongoing weekly Instagram series.

17. Danny Barcelona featured with Louis Armstrong on "Stompin' at the Savoy" in Stuttgart circa. 1959:

18. Lenny White with Kenny Barron (piano) and Ron Carter (bass) from the Tokyo Jazz Festival circa. 2010:

19. What am I listening to these days?

Mark Turner, Jeff Watts & Orlando Le Fleming "Misterioso" - Jeff "Tain" Watts (drums)

Roy Haynes "Birds of a Feather: A Tribute to Charlie Parker" - Roy Haynes (drums)

Goldings Bernstein Stewart "Perpetual Pendulum" - Bill Stewart (drums)

Ahmad Jamal "Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse 1965-66" - Chuck Lampkin (drums)

Danilo Perez "Panamonk" - Jeff "Tain" Watts

LP Percussion "Drum Solos: Vols. 1-3"

20. And today's Final Word goes to guitarist Pat Metheny (someone who knows a thing or two about drummers...)


You heard it here folks!

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