Thursday, May 21, 2015

Daily best music in the world: Connie Kay swings

We don't get to hear much of Connie Kay— usually he's buried in the back of the Modern Jazz Quartet, playing very conservatively. Here, with French(?) guitarist Andre Conduant, we get to hear him forward in the mix, and sounding great. The tune is in 4, but he plays in 3 in parts of the solos— showing some contemporary influence with some meter-within-meter playing. I believe the cymbal he's playing is a 17" A. Zildjian medium-heavy; I have one of these in 20", and it has a very interesting, moderate, high-pitched wash, which you can also hear in this cymbal.

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