That was great. In the beginning you can see the circles on each quarter note, what Charlie Persip in the bursh dvd calls the "dog swimming". In the solo, brushes on hi-hat is already something, then one-handed 16th notes, and brush twirling! That up/down hi-hat playing looks like very soft bristles, like on Ludwig brushes.Sonny Payne!
And this guy. He is important, IMHO, not because he will ever make it to the pantheon of jazz greats, but because of the opposite reason. He is showing how to apply brushes to music other than jazz, and equally importantly, he shows how to effectively play brushes with matched grip. Yeah, Cozy Cole a three quarters of a century or longer before him was playing brushes (and sticks) match grip, but at the time nobody paid much attention. Back to topic: this video is a taste of what Alexandru-Zorn's commercial material is and if ever there was material to rekindle the art of brush playing outside of jazz, his is it.I agree, and in this lesson he breaks it down the different type of brush strokes. Definitely worth watching if your interested in learning how to play with brushes.