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Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Looking at The New Breed
Let's talk about the book with the funny looking Ludwig drums with the Silver Dot heads on the cover— and all the ugly Paiste ColorSound...
Sunday, November 26, 2023
Very occasional quote of the day: you call it swing
“You call it swing, but what I’m saying is it’s a rhythmic sophistication that causes a euphoric reaction, and on a folk level that reaction...
Saturday, November 25, 2023
Wrong stickings game
I'm hard at work on a new book right now, and the only way I'll finish it is if I write the whole thing at once, so here is an absol...
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Practice loop: slow shuffle
Here's a loop that be real useful to a lot of people, sampled from Soulful Brothers, from Kenny Burrell's record Blues - The Common ...
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Cheap jazz cymbals
During that Washington residency one of the students asked me for a recommendation on an inexpensive jazz cymbal. It's not really a bud...
Friday, November 17, 2023
Reed tweak: RH lead with LH drags
Reedtweakapalooza continues! I really need to round these up in a book. This is yet another thing to do with the straight 8th right hand l...
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Teaching in Washington
The drive home— the wilds of central Washington. I was out for a couple of days teaching some kids in the tri-cities area in central Washing...
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Art Blakey: Jazz Messenger
Just came across this, quite an amazing documentary about Art Blakey, where they talk to Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter, Benny Golso...
Wednesday, November 08, 2023
Reed tweak: RH lead triplets - five stroke rolls
This is where my thinking is going lately, towards breaking up some Reed practice systems so they're not pure formula. Which I have al...
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