Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Jason Marsalis 4tet

Some different clips today of drummer/vibraphonist Jason Marsalis, an incredibly multi-talented artist whether playing the drums or on the vibraphone.

Here he is on vibes with a burning quartet, demonstrating some crazy uptempo playing (do people play these tempos anymore outside of New York? They should....but that's for another post!):

From a recent masterclass with some very lucky students:

And on drums with Marcus Roberts demonstrating his very unique approach to the drums and dealing with rhythm:

As a drummer who is also aspiring to play the vibraphone, I find Jason to be an incredible role model and example to follow. It's hard enough trying to learn and master one instrument let alone two !

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