Monday, February 27, 2017

The Monday Morning Paradiddle

Welcome back. Here's the latest collection of things to check out this week:

- From Paul Motian's memorial service, here's Andrew Cyrille and Jabali Billy Hart playing together in a serious "percussion discussion":

Thank you to New York tenor saxophonist Bill McHenry for passing along this gem!

- Irish bassist and blogger Ronan Guilfoyle offers an excellent article with some pragmatic ideas about the idea of innovation and tradition in today's world of Jazz music:

- Brian Blade talks about his recent projects and outlook on music via

- Toronto drummer Nick Fraser is interviewed over at Positively Underground:

- NPR features percussionist Cyro Baptista:

- Yoron Israel interviewed over at WGBH:

- Susie Ibarra featured on

- Not a drummer specific column (although he DOES play great drums!), here's some wisdom from tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi via Steve Tres:

- A couple of interviews with Arizona's most recent resident, Lewis Nash:

- Quincy Davis returns with another "Q-Tip", this time demonstrating his transcription of Philly Joe Jones' snappy solo on the tune "Julia":

- Ari Hoenig demonstrates some comping ideas with the brushes:

And of course this led me down the rabbit hole where I came across this duo performance of "Togo"(of "Old & New Dreams" fame) with Chris Potter on tenor saxophone:

- Antonio Sanchez offers some wisdom in advance of the upcoming documentary feature entitled "The Art of Listening":

- Here's a couple of burning clips featuring Rodney Green on brushes:

- A nice demonstration of Vernel Fournier's classic drum groove on Ahmad Jamal's "Poinciana":

Fournier offers some personal insight into this unique drum beat here:

- Drummer/percussionist Lafrae Sci talks and demonstrates how to "make colours" on the drumset using sound and rhythm:

- What am I listening to these days?

Wayne Shorter "Schizophrenia" - Joe Chambers (drums)

Keith Copeland Trio "Live in Limerick" - Keith Copeland (drums)

Ellis Marsalis "The Classic Ellis Marsalis" - James Black (drums)

Jesse Davis Quintet "Live at Smalls" - Billy Drummond (drums)

Joe Lovano & Greg Osby "Friendly Fire" - Idris Muhammad (drums)

- And for today's Final Word, rather than leaving you with a one or two-line inspirational/motivational quote of some sort, here's two articles from that seemed to have resonated with me lately:

"A Japanese Technique for Overcoming Laziness"

"The Daily Routines of the World's Creative Geniuses"

That's all I've got. Thanks for checking in and have a great week!

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