It was a pretty serious video, so I do not think it was a spoof of anything. Why the small kit, I am unsure. The film is a classic among we jazz nuts.but that was a kind of joke set
I agree - he normally did use an 18". That doesn't preclude him from also using a 16" on occasion. Nice looking kit by the way. Bet it sounds killer ... and kudos for getting the 12" depth one.
To my eyes it looks like a 16, and another reason why I think so is the smaller toms and snare drums. Not to mention that I play 16 and 18 inch kits almost exclusively and know the difference, which is not subtle when those are your sizes.so don't you think it was a playback session?
with a "rapresentative" drum set?
and... in doubt if 16. it looks more 18 to me
to me the 16 hit parade is:
1) chico hamilton '52-'53 (with an assembled set)
2) elvin jones '66 custom set
3) jack dejohnette '68-'69 custom set
4) art blakey '70-71 custom set
maybe max roach too, non sure if/when
I think that you missed the point. I was not claiming that Buddy was the first. In fact I claimed that he was probably reluctant. The point, though, is in 1950 there was a drum kit that I firmly believe has a 16" bass drum. The how and why of that drum's existence is a mystery (to me, anyway), but the fact that someone actually ordered it, and a company actually built it is a fairly significant data point in this discussion."what a 'representative' drum kit is... " the set you are watching, not the set you are listening to. no micros at all. they recorded before the video with a real drum set. that's why I say: buddy didn't play the little bass drum (16 or 18, 18 to me)