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03-13-2007, 10:43 PM
My name is Jesse Simpson, I'm 17, and I, like many of you, play the drums. Just figured I'd post some of my stuff as it seems to be a trend around here. This is my trio playing Blue In Green (like from Kind Of Blue) uptempo. If you have any questions or comments just post them and I'll try to reply in a timely manner.
03-13-2007, 11:03 PM
Hey man, that was amazing in my opinion! You did a very swingy and "complex" job and you definitly sound unique...and wow, you are just one year older than me. haha, however, good job with that, nice interpretaion! The only thing I thought was that the drums were a bit too loud...but that could be just me.
What are your influences my friend? You sound cool.
PS: Here is my Jazz...unfortunatly just play-alongs, the scene is pretty dead here:
keep us updated!
03-13-2007, 11:25 PM
Thanks for your comment. I've listened to your stuff before. Sounds good, man. Just keep going with what you're doing... practice a lot etc. My influences are my teacher, Donald Bailey as well as Philly Joe, Elvin, Roy Haynes and plenty of other dudes.
I realize that the drums are mixed loudly for the recording. The reason for this was because this was part of a college audition tape and they were listening specifically to my playing, so I apologize.
03-13-2007, 11:28 PM
Hey sounds good Jesse. Piano player is great and the whole band sounds great together.
Where are you from? I wish I could find musicians in my area as great as your band!
03-13-2007, 11:38 PM
Great job man. You can definatly hear the Philly influence from your solo, I really enjoyed it was really tight and flowing. Very well done, your piano player has some great talent as well and your bass player has a great sound.
03-14-2007, 08:23 AM
Thanks for the kind words. I live in the Bay Area and play at clubs in San Francisco every weekend. I'm planning to go back east for music college next year. I've auditioned just about everywhere and am currently waiting to see who accepts me and how much they'll pay me to go to their school. Anyhow, feel free to message me on here or leave comments as I check back regularly.
03-14-2007, 03:20 PM
I live in the Bay Area and play at clubs in San Francisco every weekend.
Man, you damn lucky guy...I wish I could do so, too. Just every second weekend...but unfortunatly we don`t have such a scene here. Sometimes I`m kickin myself for that.
Anyway I wish you much fun with your music, isn`t that an awesome passion? =)
03-14-2007, 07:51 PM
What schools did you apply to?
I thought there was too much snare drum throughout your comping when you switched to sticks. Good playing though. Keep up the good work.
03-15-2007, 12:42 AM
You got anything else man. That's swinging (although i'm skeptical whether blue in green should swing at that tempo).
Man, what are those hihats? Ks?
How's the SF scene these days? I've always wanted to go there.
03-17-2007, 01:07 AM
I applied to Juilliard, MSM, NEC, New School, Berklee, Oberlin and SUNY Purchase and got auditions everywhere. Now that I've auditioned I'm just waiting for the results.
The sock cymbals are kinda strange. The top one is a cymbal made by Super, a now dead company that was run by Paiste. The bottom one is a really thin, really cheap old Sonor starter kit cymbal. I liked the sound of them together. The other cymbals are old A's and a Bosphorus Master Series (the really boomy one).
The scene in SF is pretty good. It's not NYC, but I feel like it's better overall than Boston or LA. That's just my opinion, though.
If you have more questions or whatnot feel free to ask away.
03-18-2007, 11:03 AM
I forgot to say that my Myspace is at www.myspace.com/simpsonjazz . Check that out for other tracks and news and stuff and I suppose I'll keep people updated. Thanks guys.
03-19-2007, 09:14 PM
Great sounds... Sorry I haven't any sounds of my playing...
For more later...
03-20-2007, 05:01 AM
Very nice playing, Sheridan. Keep up the good work.
03-21-2007, 12:17 AM
Just FANTASTIC playing!!
Nothing more to say!
03-22-2007, 08:16 AM
Hah, Master Simpson indeed. Thanks guys. I'm gonna have to post something else soon, like a solo or something like that. Look out for it!
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