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    Jazz Albums - What are you listening to?

    I saw this band on the tour in the UK. Tony with the big yellow monster. I was sat in about row 5 right the middle, raked seating that put directly in front of the bass drum. They opened with 2 Bass Hit I think. First time Tony hit the kick, my head ended up in row 12. Thought I’d died and gone...
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    Bird's Eye views

    Not mine. But if you know, you know ;)
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    What Elvin Jones CAN (could) do!!

    Some years ago at Ronnie Scott’s in London with his quintet. About 4th number in the first set, Elvin counted off a med.up blues with just the trio playing some in. Elvin just playing just straight quarter notes on the ride, hat 2-4. Elvin nodded to piano to keep going…he’s still playing just 4...
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    I give up...Just can't Compete Anymore...

    Personally I am very worried about his well being. One time he may get his head down a bit to low….mistime the rebound and end up taking an eyeball out of the socket with the tip of one of those 7A’s
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    Jazz Albums - What are you listening to?

    63 Anniversary. So it’s on the turntable. Released August 17th 1959: Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
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    What Are You Listening To?

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    Is "overplaying" in style?

    One of the best bits of advice I received early on. “Remember, you should only play the gig you’re on”
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    Jazz Albums - What are you listening to?

    One of my very favourite albums. Dave Holland. Conference of the Birds
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    Brian Blade

    Possibly because of his spontaneous approach to the music, especially during improvising.It must be a bit like asking a life long blind person to describe colour.
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    Brian Blade

    This quote helps to describe Brian’s totally in the moment approach. Well, it does for me. "I never even thought about whether or not they understand what I'm doing...the emotional reaction is all that matters, as long as there's some feeling of communication, it isn't necessary that it be...
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    OT: Anyone watching the Tour?

    Give a thought to the guys racing today It’s 42C 107.6F They’ve literally just finished the race. Day off tomorrow. Look like they need it.
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    OT: Anyone watching the Tour?

    Certainly is. It’s a great experience….before the riders arrive the “Caravan” passes throwing swag, key rings and t shirts and stuff to the crowd. Then you see the TV helicopters in the the distance and then they’re on you…depends where you find your spot….long straight with a vicious bend is...
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    Brian Blade

    I saw Brian with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock in London What you have written here, strangely enough, is almost exactly what Shorter said when name checking the band at the end of the show. The thing missing that he said is. “The most significant drummer, since Tony Williams…he his taking...
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    How many here like Intermediate K.Zils?

    “What you put in decides what comes out” Quote from my grandfather who held the title Master Smelter on the old coke type blast furnaces, which he did his whole working life. It’s metal in the end, be it an H type steel beam or something that will end up being hit with a wooden stick.
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    Craig Lauritsen Cymbal Set (Sold)

    Lovely set, I would love to have. But I live in France and that, with shipping and taxes puts it into a price range I can’t afford.
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    Let's See Those Brass Snare Drums! (now updated with totals by brand... so far!)

    It’s 14x4 little brother 2 days after it was born
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Anyone interested. Herbie Hancock is doing an hour live at Glastonbury festival 14:00 to 15:00 GMT. If you’re up and about some YouTube channels will show it live. Rumour is he’s going to reprise the Rockit era. But it’s Herbie, so anything could happen.
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    Jazz Drummers

    So many…everyone from Baby Dodds to Brian Blade. Also because I am from there a lot of European players.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    They were something else live. Jack is responsible for a great quote. “ Me and Ginger decided Cream was going to be a ‘free jazz’ trio, we just didn’t bother telling Eric”