Very well done and I think you should add it as a regular part of the show. But it would have a bit more impact if the band wasn't setting up around you. Have them off stage and then come on as you count them in. Just my .02.
Buddy is incredible here. Guarantee you there was either no rehearsal or they just discussed the tunes beforehand backstage. How many of us could nail those tunes like that with just a cursory rehearsal at best. His memory was Savant-like.
Loved this book as well. The author and I are about the same age, played the same kind of joints many of the same tunes. Oh no, here it comes......"couldn't put it down". So much so that I sent him a note telling him so.
Have to say I've learned a lot from this thread and video....after sixty years of playing drums and handling lots of cymbals.
My hands have always smelled after handling cymbals but I just assumed it was normal. Like the odor you get when handling change in your pocket. However, it has only...
Yep, I've done that at least a couple of times. I've also taken the rubber backed carpet from the front steps of the club. It worked great but the staff/owner was not pleased when they figured out what had happen when the night ended. Hey, I was young/stupid.
Sorry to take this a bit off topic; but I once tried 20 cymbals at one time...U.S. headquarters of a Turkish cymbal manufacturer and it was one of the most confusing, frustrating things ever. I thought it was going to be cymbal nirvana....just the opposite. The ears and the brain lose track...
Pretty sure that's Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones, Joe Morello and Philly Joe.
Or...maybe not. :) I agree with Drumtimejohn. Those look like signatures from people who are used to giving autographs. You might want to hang on to those a bit. Any chance you can track down the original owner? If...
I don't buy cymbals without a good sound file. Doesn't have to be studio quality....but "good".
However, I couldn't care less about seeing the cymbal as it is played...assuming the player is honest and I don't end up receiving something different than what was represented.