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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Daily best music in the world: Buck Hill
Here's a really nice 1978 recording of some 70s powerhouse bebop by Washington DC saxophonist Buck Hill. Wikipedia says about him: Hi...
Monday, August 03, 2020
MONDAY 8/3 UPDATE: Last day, folks. Speak now or pay full shipping later. And miss out on these wonderful 24" rides, which are going b...
Sunday, August 02, 2020
EZiest swing in 5/4
Teachers' item here. In working with various beginners, younger students, and hobbyists, you have to be flexible and creative in how you...
Saturday, August 01, 2020
Page o' coordination: Freddie Waits Afro
A combination groove o' the day and page o' coordination here. On MC by Andrew Hill, from his album Grass Roots, Freddie Waits pla...
Friday, July 31, 2020
Grooves o' the day: Art Blakey Latin
Two very similar Latin grooves recorded by Art Blakey in 1960 and '61. On both of them the bell pattern has that little syncopated move ...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Very occasional quote(s) of the day: consecrated and desynchronized
A couple of quotes from the pianist Ethan Iverson. From blog post Rhythmic Folklore : “Consecrated jazz drummers have less accurate t...
Monday, July 27, 2020
Transcription: more Max Roach comping
Posting lots of 50s stuff these days. Here is Max Roach playing on Infinity Promenade, from the Miles Davis Lighthouse All-Stars record, At...
Monday, July 20, 2020
Reed tweak: adding 16ths to a basic method
Another tweak to the same basic method we used with the tweak I posted last week : right hand plays rhythm on cymbal + bass drum / left hand...
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Alternating triplets displaced
Developing an independence idea that has been happening spontaneously in my practicing— triplets alternating between the snare drum and bass...
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