Of course, as a drummer I love Joe, and I’ve shown him the love in other posts, but I got to give it up for Paul here too. He was literary and intellectual with a wit as dry as his saxophone. But then solos to make you weep like a child. Beautiful player.Joe sounds good. I always enjoy his playing. He had strong ties to the swing era, like Buddy Rich, and he never crossed over into bebop. But he was still a virtuoso.
The best thing in that clip for me is Paul Desmond. What a phenomenal soloist.
Me too! I got back into (serious) drumming about a year ago after many years of not playing. Before when I played, I just played and that was it. I was younger and didn't care about the technical aspects. Maturity, age and the yearning to play again brought me back into this passionate hobby at full speed. I learned about him not long ago and have been mesmerized watching his craft. The guy was amazing!Yes my great regret is that drum wise I discovered him after he passed. I do know a local guy who knew him and has nothing but good to say about what a kind and helpful guy he was.
You're right. Gene and Joe had their own thing going. They had a special bond.@ the 3:43 mark in this video, I love seeing pure moments like this. There is a whole separate conversation going on between the rhythm section. True masters.