Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Groove o' the day: T & T, too

While you're feverishly working on yesterday's GOTD by Ed Blackwell, allow me to throw at you a similar version of the same groove from later in the tune, which again is T & T by Ornette Coleman, from the record Ornette. Here the busier part is played on the high tom instead of the snare, and the SD has the snares turned off. Instead of playing half notes on the bass drum, he plays a funkier New Orleans/BaiĆ£o type of pattern on the 1, 4, and 3 of the second measure:

Here it is again with the hands separated, without the bass drum:

Then with the bass added back in:

You know, I remember hearing a radio feature years ago about a French cat who had been studying with Blackwell for years, and who apparently knows his method as well as anyone living. I've been hoping he would come out with a book at some point. If I could remember his name I would hit him up to do that.

See the last post for the audio.

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