“Las Vegas Nights - The Last Frontier Town” - filmed Nov-Dec ‘40, released 24 March ‘41. Dave Tough was riding his china in early ‘40, at the latest, so some musicians were riding before rides, as we know them, were produced.
All good and well to discuss how to put rivets in a cymbal. The question then becomes where? I took two 20 rides to Pro Drum in Hollywood. On one, Stan put three, evenly spaced and on the other (which I use as a left side ride) he put in a cluster of three. I watched him work and asked about the...
Leon Thomas’ Spirits Known And Unknown LP was done in the studio but there was a small audience so it qualifies, I guess. That album grabbed me more than Sinatra’s Live At The Sands - if we’re talking live male vocal. Joe Williams and Basie live, anywhere, would get me more than Sinatra in front...
From the (‘58?) “Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Set-Ups Of Famous Drummers”
Woodyard-18 med sizzle
Lewis-20 med hvy
Sperling-22 med hvy
Stoller-17 med hvy
Gus Johnson-20 med
Osie Johnson-20 med...
Joe Morello said, “Max played very well. But, then, Buddy drew him into a trap and, of course, Max is not equipped for that; he doesn’t play that way. As much as I respect what they’re doing, it makes a contest out of playing the drums. It lacks musicality. I mean, it’s nice to have two drummers...
Not to pee in the pool but Clarke was quoted as saying that drum solos were stupid. I have a jam with Clarke and Dexter where, actually, he plays a few solos...on one of them, he plays a single stroke roll and muffs it; his drum sound is...irritating, “ringy”. I dig the Francy Boland Big Band...