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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
“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.
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.