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    Seeking Flat or Smaller Bell Ride Suggestion, but Not for Jazz

    Not sure if you're in need of more data points, but I have an A Custom 20" Flat Top ride in brilliant finish that weighs in at 2088 g on my kitchen scale. It's a great cymbal.
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    charlie brown christmas.....if only we could have touch like this.....

    Oh, and by the way, if you search for Colin Bailey on this forum, you will find lots of mentions of him, including this thread on his passing : https://www.drumforum.org/threads/colin-bailey.189366/#post-2176179
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    charlie brown christmas.....if only we could have touch like this.....

    I think the answer to that is "its complicated" ! Colin Bailey did play with Vince Guaraldi for some time, but the Discogs entry for the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack album lists him on only one track, Greensleeves, which I don't remember being in the TV show. Jerry Granelli is listed on...
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    Argent drum kit questions

    When I clicked on this thread, I was expecting a question about how to play the intro to "Hold Your Head Up"
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    Interesting view of jazz and black culture

    Perhaps Americans could look to what's happening in the UK jazz scene for a bit of inspiration. I'm in Canada, so only really know about if from what I've read and seen on YouTube, but it seems to be a vibrant, inclusive scene with exciting young players, enthusiastic audiences (who even...
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    Are Jazz Guys feathering...

    There's a demo of this technique here, thanks for reminding me about this:
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    The Yesterdays Papers channel that that comes from consists entirely of videos with that voice reading articles from Melody Maker in the sixties, mostly the "Blind Date" column in which pop stars of the day review new singles without being told who they were by. I assume that the voice is...
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    Bands you thought were USA and were not, AND the other way around...

    I think I've seen most of the big Canadian stars of the 60s/70s referred to as American over the years - Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Band (except Levon .. ), Leonard Cohen etc. Didn't seem to happen as much by the time Rush came along.
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    Ed Thigpen Essence of Brushes (full video)

    Thanks for that, am really enjoying it so far. It seems to me that there is much more variance in brush technique between great players than there is with stick technique (though there's lots of different opinions on that too ...). For example, Mr. Thigpen talks about how much of the brush to...
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    Videos of fluid jazz playing

    This might be another good example of Peter Erskine, and has a great camera angle. I remember being blown away by this performance when it came out, can't believe its been six years ! Starts about 45 seconds in. (sorry, embedded video disabled, but it can be watched on Youtube) :
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    Videos of fluid jazz playing

    Have you checked out the live streams from Smalls jazz club in New York ? I think they stream all their performances, using several cameras that seem to change automatically, and a couple of the cameras have great views of the drummer. World class players too. You can find videos with Bill...
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    Nick D'Virgilio breaks down Big Big Train groove

    I've posted a link to the band Big Big Train, with Nick D'Virgilio on drums, performing the song Judas Unrepentant several times because I think it's an incredible piece of music. Nick has posted a breakdown of a drum part from the song as part of his Groovy Thursday series : The live...
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    Radio King Clamshell throw

    Actually, the Fat Cats are $17 USD at DFD, with about the same for shipping, which makes them about $46 Cdn, so that might be the way to go, assuming customs doesn't charge too much
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    Radio King Clamshell throw

    Yeah, I'm in Canada, and haven't found anywhere selling the Fat Cat ones here. The shipping etc. from the US would cost more than the wires, at least on the sites I've checked. I can get the Canapus ones for about $70 cdn, about the same as Puresound
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    Radio King Clamshell throw

    The photos for this Radio King for sale at Hawthorne Drum Shop seems to show what looks like regular wires with straps screwed into the clamshell. Not sure how well this works, or if it would help with your strainer, but I am going to give it a try on a snare I am in the middle of restoring...
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    Creedence Clearwater Revival Documentary/Concert on Netflix

    Years ago when a band I was in did a couple of Creedance covers, our vocalist used to say Fogerty has a voice "like a saxophone " . Pretty apt description I think.
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    Creedence Clearwater Revival Documentary/Concert on Netflix

    I just finished watching it. Doug Clifford had such great groove, and he hardly touched the toms. I wouldn't call his playing minimalist... he plays some great fills on the snare, and his left hand is often pretty busy with ghost notes, but the only times I saw the toms used were on the intro...
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    Jazz Albums - What are you listening to?

    F The whooshing sound you heard when you posting that was from my point going right over your head. If the OP (who hasn't posted to this thread since January) has a problem with anything I've posted , I will gladly move it to a different thread. If a forum moderator has a problem, I will...
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    Jazz Albums - What are you listening to?

    Usually when I ask a question like that it is in hopes of starting an actual discussion, not to have people list album titles at each other. I can can get that from Spotify recommendations. Do you think we should we be allowed to say why we like something ? Are the people who post to say "I...