- Aug 8, 2022
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- Ontario, Canada
Calm before the storm at Showplace Theatre in Peterborough this past weekend. Featuring my newly acquired Sonique cherry snare!
Still on the floor, but no longer in the corner- moving on up! lol
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OK, this wins todays cool set up award... where can we hear a clip, I'm extremely interested!From a regular synagogue gig I do. I change it around from week to week but there’s almost always some parts of it a kit and some hand drums, usually riq and darabuka. Normally it’s me, a bassist, piano and another instrument - this week a great our/guitar player so I leaned a bit more into the hand percussion. Kick is an old Tempus shell with extra holes, no reso side hardware, snare is a 1920’s two-piece brass Ludwig with aftermarket brass hoops and clips. Schlagwerk cajon, Cooperman riq and hybrid tambourine, Meinl frame drum, AMP hybrid darabuka, Hammerax ride (almost sounds like a sizzle but there are no rivets), Meinl Byzance splash (that I think I got from @HalldorL many moons ago?), and some small instruments. Also really have to recommend the Dragonfly BD beaters - I am using the medium canvas one here and it has a really beautiful slightly rounded sound (great for a smaller/lower volume room) while still being focused when needed.
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They livestream the services but the sound people are sometimes not as on top of it as they could be (cough cough) so often the full band sound doesn’t make it onto the livestream unfortunately. But picture a mix of traditional Jewish secular music with some more modern feels thrown in sometimes. (Funnily enough the pianist and I also work together a bunch at a really progressive church on Sunday mornings. As he says, they are the shows that never close!)OK, this wins todays cool set up award... where can we hear a clip, I'm extremely interested!
Mad genius...hahaAnd something totally different: set up this weekend from my station for a performance of a new concerto for percussion quartet and orchestra. Yamaha Clib Custom toms, LP bongos, a Yamaha 18” Beech Custom kick mounted on Black Swamp Percussion MultiLegs, Black Swamp woodblocks (both products developed and/or improved by the mad genius that is @esooy), and a Yamaha vibraphone. Further in front of me you can also see a Yamaha 5octave marimba and a bunch of beautiful Dream gongs.
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