This thread has been active for a weeks now and as a participant, I get to say "thank you."
You were pretty vulnerable and honest - much appreciated.
Allowed me to write about and remember a musician who I got to meet, hear/see perform and who means a lot to me.
Also allowed me to remember...
I was 25, Max was 57. I’m 63 now.
He’s an example of being creative throughout an entire life - he never stopped growing. His small group work with Clifford Brown is text book modern jazz. His Freedom Now Suite came in the midst of the 60s Civil Rights movement. Free jazz duets with saxophonist...
To the comment of Max looking unemotional, all I can say is that he was a very warm and nice guy the two times I interviewed him. Here's a segment from a 1982 video interview I did with him about Art Blakey
I saw him play 3-4 times - once sitting within next to his hihat. Amazing.
Totally agree about the hardware. I have gigged with the '74 Slingerlands I bought in....1974 :-) I had them refurbished 10 years ago by Frank Lawton and replaced the bass drum spurs and floor tom leg brackets with Pearl hardware, and I use a RIMS mount for the toms. Haven't had a detuning...
I bought my 50 year old drums when I was 45. I had a close friend who dropped dead at lunch one day. He was only 48 years old and I said "why am I waiting?" I ordered the drums the day after he died.
At the time, in 2002, my dream kit became a DW Collectors, Zebrawood exotic with a red fade...
It looks like a figured wood, which would make it an exotic, but it’s a little hard to tell from the photo.
But I think that’s a fair price for the kit if it is and it’s in great condition (which looks to be the case).
I have a 15+ year old pair of speakers and a small sub that I use with my computer for music listening - the old Harmon Kardon stick speakers. They're occasionally going out and I’m starting to research a replacement.
Just wondering if anyone has a recommendation? Thank you in advance.
I did a radio interview decades ago with Schon and that was my experience. Conversely, we happened to catch Ronnie Montrose walking in for soundcheck and he couldn't have been more pleasant, more articulate and smarter.
Weekend before lockdowns started I traveled to DC / Baltimore to hear music with a friend:
March 6 - Steve Hackett
March 7 - Cindy Blackman Santana
Feels now like I got in under the wire and had my last concerts of the pre-Covid era.
This comparison video was produced a few years ago by Josh at Rosemary Drums. None of the drums you mentioned are in this, but there are a couple that would be worth considering. In full transparency, the Solitaire and Slingerland used in the video are mine
I was at the first night of that tour in Chicago. Got to watch soundcheck and then "visit" the drum kit after that was done. It was a great show, Terry sounded amazing! I will say that by the end of the night I was wishing he had at least one standard crash cymbal.