Monday, May 01, 2023

Groove o' the day: Billy Higgins - Mystery Song

Let's gooo, this is now a full-time Billy Higgins site. Here he is playing a New Orleans/Poinciana/Vernel Fournier kind of groove, on the Duke Ellington tune The Mystery Song, on Steve Lacy's record Evidence:

Swing the 8th notes, use a mallet on the toms. Pretty straightforward. 

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1 comment:

Jim said...

Nice one — Good to have other examples of a ‘Poinciana groove’, given how often bandleaders and arrangers request that feel.