Thursday, August 30, 2012

Groove o' the day: Idris Muhammad on Grant Green's Carryin' On

There's some nice late-60's funk drumming by Idris Muhammad (named Leo Morris at the time) on Grant Green's Carryin' On album. This is from the James Brown tune I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothin':

That same little linear pattern in the last half of the measure happens again, with some elaboration, on the Meters tune Ease Back, from the same record. This has a little more of a New Orleans feel:

During the intro play the first measure only, with a buzz roll on the & of 4. The snare hits are at a fairly uniform volume, with a slight emphasis on the 2 and 4 & in the first measure.

Audio after the break:

You'll have to buy the CD to get audio for IDWNTGMN-- it doesn't appear to be available for on YouTube or as an mp3 purchase. Maybe you can find it on iTunes. Here's another, dare I say not quite as hip, version of the tune, with Stix Hooper on drums:

Here's Ease Back:

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