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    How to read Gary Chaffee's 'Study Involving Alternate Rhythmic Placements'

    I don't know if there's a proper way to count these - but here's how I do it.... Like in the 3rd bar - obviously we would count the first triplet as 1 ti ta 2 - using the 1 and 2 as targets that the triplet fits within. So for the "off beat" triplet - I would just use the & of 2 and the & of 3...
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    My Burt Bacharach - Elvis Costello Back Stories

    And the Tears of Joy album as well. There's actually tons of great Ellis recordings - those two tend to be thought of as the Holy Grails of his works.
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    My Burt Bacharach - Elvis Costello Back Stories

    Oh yeah - I love that cymbal. I think everything posted in this tread (except the Merv Griffin sit-in and one or two songs on the Costello show) was that same ride.
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    My Burt Bacharach - Elvis Costello Back Stories

    Yes I did that. There are pics here (the link is right - the heading is wrong) - http://www.davidcrigger.com/ellis_reunion_pics.php
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    My Burt Bacharach - Elvis Costello Back Stories

    After the first few years... no. As we moved into the 80's - airline baggage fees changed pretty drastically. Which I think is what really spurned the creation of the worldwide network of backline companies we have now. Back in '78, the state of renting musical instruments was simply horrible...
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    My Burt Bacharach - Elvis Costello Back Stories

    Odd question :) but yes... twice (sort of). 1. early 70's (right after I joined to the band) - when Merv still had a full big band. He did a theme episode "Big Bands: Past , Present and Future - and Don Ellis was the guest representing "big band's future". Now Merv's and was a great (I mean...
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    My Burt Bacharach - Elvis Costello Back Stories

    So with all of this Don Ellis Montreux love - I just can't resist making sure the Montreux fans have seen this clip. In 2012, we were able to put together a Montreux band reunion concert. Of course there were many new faces - though about 9 folks from the '77 concert were able to a make it...
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    My Burt Bacharach - Elvis Costello Back Stories

    Hey Trey - that up close to the piano positioning was the way it always was with Burt. 90% of the time, the bass drum was always right up next to the foot of the piano with me facing in - or down closer to him, where I could almost see the keys but not quite. Before being a song-writer, Burt was...
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    My Burt Bacharach - Elvis Costello Back Stories

    Well the really far back stuff are kind of "firsts" - and I think we tend to remember the "firsts" of our youth better than the rest of things. My sister will often be talking about some old artist or someone - and my blank expression prompts her to ask "Well you remember you played with/for...
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    My Burt Bacharach - Elvis Costello Back Stories

    I wouldn't begin to think I have a definitive answer for this - but I have a couple of thoughts... Lots of live TV show directors really don't like the look of overhead mics and booms looming over the top of the shot. So there is a real tendency to mike the drums way down low or even from...
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    My Burt Bacharach - Elvis Costello Back Stories

    My, you guys are gluttons for punishment - :) But I don't mind sharing to whatever degree I can. So.... Burt Bacharach Tribute on Ice - 2003 This was one of a series of shows that Brian Boitano put together for NBC - the idea being to have a musical performer play at the top of the rink, while...
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    My Burt Bacharach - Elvis Costello Back Stories

    The Painted From Memory Tour Fast forward 20 years - Burt and Elvis had written a song for the movie, “Grace of My Heart” - a pairing they seemed to enjoy, so they decided to write and produced an album together. That was “Painted From Memory” - Chris Parker played on the movie song from the...
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    My Burt Bacharach - Elvis Costello Back Stories

    So for those in the Warwick drummer thread that requested some of my Bacharach - Costello back story - here goes… So Burt first… 1978 - I’m 23 and about 4-5 years into my Los Angeles career since becoming the drummer of the Don Ellis Band following Ralph Humphrey’s departure to play with Zappa...
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    Best clip on tom Mics

    I use 421's and have no intention of losing them. Best clip I've ever found for them is the LP Claw. You can get the mics positioned just about anywhere - even a large mic like the 421.
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    Internal kick drum mic mount?

    Oops I got sucked into one of those old thread traps - :-) Sounds like you got it all worked out fine.
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