Vintage Drumming (demo by Billy Ponzio)

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  1. mtarrani

    mtarrani New Member

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    I subscribe to Ponzio's Youtube channel mainly because he posts some truly rare drum-centric albums, but he also posts his own playing from time-to-time. If you are interested in authentic Dixieland and early swing styles, this demo is worth watching:
     
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    Interesting, historically. Baby Dodds through George Wettling through Krupa.

    But jazz drumming has advanced so far, this is like museum stuff. How many jazz gigs can you play nowadays in that style?
     
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    I played in a Dixieland style (traditional jazz) band and those examples would have served me well. I currently play some ragtime and traditional jazz, so some of that stuff is useful. Those examples, to me, are tools and techniques for those of us who wind up playing a wider variety of music. Not everyday fare, but something I can pull out of my bag of tricks when the situation calls for it. These days I not only play real old music with one group, but play pop, 60s girlgroup and country with another. One never knows what one will be doing next, but it sure helps to have versatility.
     
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    Thank you, mtarr.
    Any links to these patterns in context?
     
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    Go to the video on Youtube and in the description are extensive notes and links to videos that show the patterns in musical context.
     
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    Well I wish you luck on your "jazz" gig if the leader calls a good ol' Dixieland set or some authentic pre hi hat/ride cymbal swing....
    You've missed the point...where do you think the drumming and music advanced from? This "museum stuff" can be used in any contemporary setting if needs be.
    bt
     
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    Another Ponzio clip that impresses me.
     
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    He has some great stuff on his channel, the max roach/dizzy concert from 1989 is awesome.. I'm gonna go on a limb here and say max roach was pretty good :)
     

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