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    SOLD Dream Bliss 18" Crash Ride $60

    Not in the market but that seems like a deal. Those Dream Bliss are pretty nice, no? I use a Sabian 18" medium thin crash as a sort of ride/crash. it's a kit of noisy, overtoney ride for when I want that kind of thing but is actually not as noisy as one might think if I ride it close to the...
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    What did Max Roach do?

    Yeah, I don't really care so much if the band that I'm hearing "puts on a show" as long as the music sounds good. Too often I've seen shows where though most of the audience seems to be enjoying it and the band are really getting into it, the actual sound of the music seems secondary to the...
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    What did Max Roach do?

    Yeah, I don't like the ska music that's probably best known these days in the USA. I'm talking about the kind of punked up ska that was made popular by a bunch of bands in the 90s. No accouting for taste, so I'm not necissarily saying that this music is awful, just not my taste. It comes off as...
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    What did Max Roach do?

    Roach was great in a variety of ways, but the one thing that I think that maybe he did most brilliantly was his soloing. If you can forget about a drum solo as being a display of chops (though Roach had that too!) and think about it as an improvisation off of a structure, then you'll see that no...
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    What's your favorite auxillary percussion item?

    Brushes... A set of brushes can make your whole kit seem like (and sound like) a whole different instrument.
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    Ludwig Standard wood snare...

    Yes... that and the Chinese restaurant standby five style vegetables (the "five style" qualifier may have been applied to other dishes as well).
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    Ludwig Standard wood snare...

    I don't know the guy well, but he is a friend on Facebook, I'm pretty sure though that I remember him posting some years ago that he had sold off everything but a couple of kits that he was keeping for himself. I think that like a lot of folks do, he got tired of stockpiling gear that was more...
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    Ludwig Standard wood snare...

    No doubt... I know that they're based on the more expensive line, with the very same shells. I do see though that they typically sell for cheaper than the Classic series stuff. I prefer them, at least aesthetically to the Club Dates with that center lug (though I still wouldn't say "no" to a set...
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    Ludwig Standard wood snare...

    I've been marveling at this Ludwig Standard wood snare that I have. I got it a number of years ago, it's just so great that the thrill still hasn't quite worn off! I bought it for all of $100 from a guy who collected lots of Ludwig Standard stuff. This snare was a little bit beat up, but just...
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    Please recommend a definitive record from the classic jazz drummers?

    To me a drummer with a bit of the same kind of mindset as Miles, more into the spaces between the notes than filling up so much space, would be Paul Motion. He started out with Bill Evans playing in a much more conventional, more flashy way but somewhere along the line he changed his concept...
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    Please recommend a definitive record from the classic jazz drummers?

    Billy Higgins is one of my favorites. Someone who really had his own sound and yet could play nearly any kind of music. He did more funky backbeat type playing on Herbie Hancock's albums but also played with more avant guard type players like Ornette Coleman... and everything that he played had...
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    Please recommend a definitive record from the classic jazz drummers?

    I get sick of hearing stuff about how "Miles really wasn't all that great," and how people like Freddie Hubbard were so much better players and so much more derving of praise. Don't get me wrong, I like Freddie Hubbard too but Miles Davis was great in ways totally part from whether or not he...
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    Please recommend a definitive record from the classic jazz drummers?

    No, it was me that was wrong! I didn't realize that Cobb played on one track. I thought it was Taylor and Googled it and it said that it was indeed Taylor. If I had bothered to look at my LP though I would have seen that it's Cobb on one track. Lots of jazz LPs are like this, the same band for...
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    Please recommend a definitive record from the classic jazz drummers?

    Great albums all, but Giant Steps has Art Taylor on it not Jimmy Cobb. Another good album other than Kind of Blue with Cobb is Wes Montgomery's Smoking at the Half Note.
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    Please recommend a definitive record from the classic jazz drummers?

    One of my favorite artists is Wayne Shorter and he put out lots of great albums with a number off different great drummers. Those records are a great way to hear some really fine drumming. Though there are many more that are very good, I'd recommend these first: Second Genesis - with Art...
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    The Canopus Zelkova bop kit is how MUCH ????

    OK, I just think that the standard for stuff like wind and string instruments, particularly in the classical world is much different than with instruments like drum sets. It's common for classical players to spend tens, if not over 100 thousand for an instrument and yet some of the greatest...
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    The Canopus Zelkova bop kit is how MUCH ????

    I've always felt that part of the beauty of drums as an instrument is that there's really not a lot of compelling reasons to spend tons on it. It's so much about how one sets the thing up and the personal touch/approach of the player. Unlike wind instruments or violins, cellos and the like...
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    which compact kit with 20" bass drum?

    An inexpensive but stili very good option would be a Yamaha Stage Custom kit. A friend of mine just bought one in a really nice looking yellow lacquer kind of finish and the build quality as well as the sound is very, very good.... and I think that they may be one of the few if the only kits in...
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Yeah, Steely Dan seems to be one of those things that people either love or hate... which makes me a bit of an outlier as I'm kind of a fair weather fan. I have nealry all of their LPs and went through periods where I was listening to most every individual one a lot, but these days they mostly...
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    Switching from Chain Drive pedals...

    Right now, I have a Iron Cobra (chain drive) and a Axis direct drive pedal (as well as an old Tama/Camco for backup). Both pedals are fine, but I like the feel of the iron Cobra more and I think that it has everything to do with the fact that it's heavier and has more omph rather than the fact...
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