View Full Version : A Legend You May Not Have Heard (Luke Flowers from the Cinematic Orchestra)
07-15-2006, 11:45 PM
Check this guy out man..Luke Flowers from the Cinematic Orchestra. Truly the best UK player since Bonzo (in my opinion!) but a modern Jazz drummer...the drum break at the end is so sweet!..
07-16-2006, 12:25 AM
Blimey! Damn that guy is good! Can you recommend any other stuff with this guys stuff on? I really wanna check his stuff out...
07-16-2006, 12:32 AM
I really, really enjoyed that. Yeah, we need more on this chap.
07-16-2006, 03:41 AM
On Sundays you can hear clips from all the latest album tracks. Both their albums are awesome as is their dvd soundtrack to the 1930's Vertov film Man with a Movie Camera (highly recommended!)
07-16-2006, 04:19 AM
..here is another one of their best
(if the link doesnt work do a yahoo search on the band and look for 'Man with a Movie Camera'
http://uk.search.yahoo.com/video/view?&h=105&w=140&type=realmedia&rurl=www.arte-tv.com%2Fde%2Fkunst-musik%2Ftracks%2FSendung_20vom_2014._20November_20 2003%2F392468%2CCmC%3D392476.html&vurl=http%3A%2F%2Fsonix.sdv.fr%3A8080%2Framgen%2Fa rte%2Fartepropose%2Fmanwitheamovie%2Fmanwithamovie camera.rm&back=ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Dytff1-%26p%3Dcinematic%2520orchestra%26fr2%3Dtab-web&turl=re2.mm-so.yimg.com%2Fimage%2F1795622264&name=manwithamoviecamera.rm&no=4&tt=13&p=cinematic+orchestra&ei=UTF-8&oid=0000000000000785&size=30&dur=200
07-16-2006, 04:20 AM
Wow i love his ride cymbal. Do you know what it is? Thats some great playing, put him on the wishlist for sure.
07-16-2006, 09:34 AM
ahhh yes... luke flowers. seen cinematic several times now. last show at bimbos 365 in SF was excellent. wonderful musician!
check out ninja tune for some other interesting acts.
05-20-2007, 09:12 PM
Ok ok, so I bump.
I recently went to see Cinematic Orchestra after having been an avid listener of their music for 3 years. Luke Flowers was jaw-dropping-down-and-not-coming-back good.
I wrote a review for the gig on my myspace, if anyone is interested.
The question I have is for CO fans, Luke Flowers lovers,drummers and coinesseurs; is about their song "Durian". (First Album - MOTION)
The funk drop at the coda section of the piece; is that in 7/8 and does anybody know how to notate it or explain it?
I would be very grateful. Thank you
10-30-2007, 11:58 PM
The guy is immense!
Life changing in my opinion I saw the Cinematics live in manchester.
Definatly reccomend Luke Flowers to everyone
Best drummer in the world at the moment..
10-31-2007, 12:14 AM
Cinematic Orchestra is one of the best things to come to popular music, since Portishead and Radiohead.
11-04-2007, 08:07 PM
He is one of the greatest drummers who are unfortunately under-rated.
Every drummer should listen to his 7/8 modern-jazz groove in the "Flite" (Album: Every Day) to have a little taste of his incredible music . His drumming on that track is phenomenal.
09-10-2010, 11:08 PM
Got to do a revival of this thread, as I just discovered The Cinematic Orchestra and Luke Flowers. The first time I heard them, I was really blown away. I just love Luke Flower's drumming, just so tasteful and smooth!
09-10-2010, 11:55 PM
Huxlier, thanks for opening this up again. Yep, great band. I didn't realise what a hotshot their drummer was because he played simply and tastefully in the other CO tracks I've heard.
09-11-2010, 05:57 AM
Flowers is a monster. Great player. Criminally underrated and way under the radar.
I've enjoyed his playing with Cinematic Orchestra for years. My two favorite tracks are Flite from the Albert Hall live album, and All Things To All Men on Every Day - just a great groove.
Here is a video of him grooving out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdd0M0hVwB8
09-13-2010, 09:38 PM
Hey I've just finished the transcription of Child Song. Wonderful song, and really tasteful drumming. Not 100% correct, as it's very difficult to hear every ghost note, but I hope it's close!
09-14-2010, 01:27 AM
Wow that group's music is beautiful.
09-15-2010, 12:57 PM
Very nice jazz to listen to. Thanks for sharing it.
09-18-2010, 11:36 AM
Just found a live video of "Man With A Movie Camera" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7MD6JyOT1U) on Youtube. Great track, great drumming. Next week I'm in London, too bad the CO concert is in November only! :D
05-17-2012, 01:38 AM
Luke Flowers (Cinematic Orchestra) & Pat Garvey (Head of Drums BIMM Brighton/Producer) Drum Clinic
30th May - Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade, Brighton
Doors Open 6.30pm
"New Just in! Soultone Cymbals England will be kindly Donating A Vintage Old School Cymbal which was used by Luke Flowers on his last Corinne Bailey Rae Tour!
Get Your Tickets and Come Along to see Two of the most amazing Drummers and have a chance to Win Many More Great Prizes from Sabian Percussion, Protection Racket, Vater and More!"
Luke Flowers & Pat Garvey are among the most creative and influential drummers in the UK today. Presenting you with an evening of drum masterclasses, areas looked at will include amongst other things, technique, sound, creativity, soloing, musicianship, communication and what it takes to become a professional musician.
Luke Flowers, drummer of The Cinematic Orchestra, is one of the most respected drummers in the UK and is touring regularly worldwide. He has taken time out of his busy schedule to come and show you the tricks of the trade.
Pat has been a professional drummer since he was 17 years old. As a busy freelance musician he's played on over 300 released recordings, enjoyed sessions at some of the UK's biggest recording studios, played 1000ís of gigs all over the world, has numerous TV credits and has signed major and independent recording and publishing agreements.
Passionate about education and inspiring people to take up the drums and get into music, Pat is also Head of Drums at BIMM Brighton and is a monthly contributor to the video Tech Sessions at www.idrummag.com
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06-07-2012, 05:54 AM
Does anyone know what ride cymbal he might have used on the ma fleur album?
I can see he uses soultone in a 2010 video on youtube but I'm referring to this one:
06-07-2012, 11:16 AM
I've known of CO for a few years. Both the bassist and drummer are excellent. Put them together and well it's musical nirvana.
Great band and musicians for sure.
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