Good that you got over the illness and back to playing. My long layoff started with sickness too and once I got healthy I just let it go. I find the forum motivating too.
Same here - the layoff changed my approach. I used to always focus on the drumming but years of just listening to overall music like everyone else gave me a different perspective. Arguably a more sane one
I'll have a look out for Pupillo tonight. I love world-style percussion too, but I go more for African rhythms.
Thanks mate. Same to you.
Rhythms are interesting things. Recently in a lesson a pupil brought in a song by that Scottish band that had the "Walk 5000 miles" song. He wanted to learn a drum part from the album. So we went through it and I then showed him different ways of playing that rhythm. By the end of the class the rhythm had traveled across time and continents! We went from Europe to Africa, North America, South America, Cuba etc. The 40's, 90's and the turn of the 20th century.
Rhythm is amazing! Or, people are amazing. Both true really.