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Breakbeat Milo 07-10-2005 09:42 PM

Jojo Mayer
 
Jojo Mayer is to Drum&Bass what Buddy Rich to Jazz.

He IS the Drum n ' Bass Wizard.

Just watch and listen to his performance @ the Mendoza International Drum Fest in Mendoza, Argentina.

I know you'll love him.



PEACE, LOVE and DRUMS....

NUTHA JASON 07-10-2005 10:46 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer: Drum n' Bass Wizard.
 
i agree. we need to pick up on content in general across the forums. we need to post more than just opinions. we need a bit of thought, a bit of back up. look at phonopunk's posts for as good example of valuable posting ... or glynes for an example of backed up opinion.

yeah and jojo is a wizard. i love his sense of humour on the video. plus the skill is all there. one day i will do a one handed roll like him...or die trying.

j

Raymond Bloom 07-10-2005 10:53 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer: Drum n' Bass Wizard.
 
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Some pretty cool pictures that you haven't seen before http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/im...cons/icon7.gif

Breakbeat Milo 07-10-2005 11:00 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer: Drum n' Bass Wizard.
 
Wow!! Thanks!!
These pics are great..!!! Where did you get it?

soulnomad 07-13-2005 02:03 AM

Re: Jojo Mayer: Drum n' Bass Wizard.
 
Thanks for making us aware of this video. It's awesome!!
And here is one for you. Check out Thomas Pridgen at www.gospelchops.com in the shed section. Video lesson #4. It's impressive as well.

Breakbeat Milo 07-13-2005 09:55 AM

Re: Jojo Mayer: Drum n' Bass Wizard.
 
He has performed with Gustavo Meli in Chile, Brasil (Batuka! Drum Fest) and Argentina (Mendoza Drum Fest).

Gustavo is amazing. He controls 6 pedals on his left foot!!!!!!!

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=341

Take a look at him.

bye!

drumzalicious 07-14-2005 05:15 AM

Re: Jojo Mayer: Drum n' Bass Wizard.
 
i'm going to be listning to alot of his stuff before the drum-off because i want to learn some Drum-n-Bass stuff.

Stevis 07-30-2005 10:43 PM

JoJo Mayer
 
I think JoJo Mayer is an awsome srummer with good rhythm and control. Some of the stuff he plays, doesn't sound all that great to me, but for the most part most of it does and he's an awsome drummer.

Drummer_Boy 08-01-2005 03:20 AM

Re: JoJo Mayer
 
Jo Jo Mayer is awesome. I fell in love with all those funky beats and stuff that he plays.

Breakbeat Milo 09-25-2005 05:56 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer: Drum n' Bass Wizard.
 
Jojo performing some killer Drum n' Bass/Jungle grooves!!!

Click on the link:
http://files.filefront.com/JojoMayer.../fileinfo.html


This man... is from another planet.... believe....




Pd.: Just waiting for his performance on the Modern Drummer Festival 2005 DVD ....!!!!!!!!!

Jaymasta 09-25-2005 07:21 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer: Drum n' Bass Wizard.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Breakbeat Milo
Jojo performing some killer Drum n' Bass/Jungle grooves!!!

Click on the link:
http://files.filefront.com/JojoMayer.../fileinfo.html


This man... is from another planet.... believe....




Pd.: Just waiting for his performance on the Modern Drummer Festival 2005 DVD ....!!!!!!!!!

one of the best drummers I have seen. He is AMAZING simply AMAZING!!!!!! And I'm waiting for his performance on the DVD too!

Breakbeat Milo 09-26-2005 09:09 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer: Drum n' Bass Wizard.
 
Jojo Mayer performing @ HONDA Jazz 2004.
It's an entire clinic: He resumes the history of Dn'B and Jungle origin from the earlier breakbeat culture (manipulation of the "Amen Brother" and "Funky Drummer" breaks). He plays over a few Drum&Bass and House tracks. He also plays an incredible drum solo and explains a few hand techniques!!!! Do not miss this video!!!!!

Click on the link!:
http://files.filefront.com/Jojo_Maye.../fileinfo.html
(44 minutes and 224 MB long...)

Enjoy!

Bernhard 09-27-2005 03:22 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer: Drum n' Bass Wizard.
 
Yes Breakbeat - it's a great video.

Who filmed it? You?

Anyway, thanks for sharing...

Bernhard

Breakbeat Milo 09-27-2005 04:37 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer: Drum n' Bass Wizard.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bernhard
Yes Breakbeat - it's a great video.

Who filmed it? You?

Anyway, thanks for sharing...

Bernhard

No. I didn't filmed that video...

Womble 09-27-2005 10:53 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer: Drum n' Bass Wizard.
 
Breakbeat Milo, I've been enjoying all your Jojo stuff, thanks for that, and yet I can't help the feeling that the problem with these drummers who try to play DnB is that they don't really know what good DnB is, and they're primarily drummers who realised they could create a niche for themselves by playing DnB beats. No matter how good they are at the drums (and Jojo's obviously VERY good), they seem to think that the playing great DnB involves going Boom...Bah...Boom-Bah, Boom...Bah...Boom-Bah, with a few ghost-notes thrown in. Does anyone know what I mean?

The only guy I've heard deliver a truly convincing interpretation of DnB on live drums was Marco Minnemann: it's a track called Kate, and it's the first one on his CD Broken Orange. Have you heard it? He plays some kind of auxillary snare (though someone from DW told me it was actually a roto-tom with snare wires attached) with his left foot, and the beat is phenomenal.

Womble

Crazy 10-11-2005 12:01 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer: Drum n' Bass Wizard.
 
Hi Guys I'm new in here and as I live in Switzerland and play drums I felt that this discussion about JoJo and DnB was a good way to start.

First of all, no doubt that this guy is amazing especially on speed and technique......nevertheless, I have a problem when I read (not on these postings but through other websites) that JoJo is THE man in DnB. He surely kicks ass, but anyone ever heard of Drum FM (Marque Gilmore)...the guy was into live DnB since the mid 90's but unfortunately not sufficiently talked about....if anyone has any videos of his live performances I would appreciate it

rosni 10-16-2005 10:20 PM

Jojo Mayer Group Page @ last.fm
 
hi,

thx for that honda jazz movie, its awesome.

just added a discussion group for jojo mayer a few weeks ago on last.fm
http://www.last.fm/group/Jojo%2BMayer

so feel free to join!

bye,
rosni

Tex12 02-26-2006 02:13 AM

Jo Jo Mayer
 
The Jo Jo Mayer video on this site are really great
You guys have to go check it out

centralzeke 02-26-2006 03:54 AM

Re: Jo Jo Mayer
 
Jo Jo Mayer is amazing. I want to play like this guy.

Stu_Strib 02-26-2006 08:11 AM

Re: Jo Jo Mayer
 
Check out the 1995 cd from Screaming Headless Torsos too.

sonor master 03-03-2006 06:53 AM

Re: Jo Jo Mayer
 
i think jojo is the best for make thing whit stick

renmus50 03-30-2006 11:31 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
Anyone listen to JoJo's work with Grand Pianoramax? I recently became a big fan of Jojo, mostly for his ablitly to play with great technique but still play with great feeling and somewhat musically. I'm not a DnB fan, and I am relatively new to DnB, but I still really appreciate Jojo's work. Anyway, I dl'ed the tracks Starlite and Feudor from iTunes, and they are really great...they showcase a little different sense of his playing, and I would definately recomend them. I think JoJo really fills out this quote by Jack DeJohnette:
"
You need enough technique so you can execute your ideas. But be careful not to acquire too much technique, otherwise it will rule your ideas.

Womble 03-30-2006 11:52 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by renmus50
"
You need enough technique so you can execute your ideas. But be careful not to acquire too much technique, otherwise it will rule your ideas.

Wow, when did he say that? What a great sentiment. Though I would say that Vinnie is an exception.

renmus50 03-31-2006 06:14 AM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
Jack said that for the April 2006 issue of Modern Drummer...but this thread is about JoJo :)

Freddie Freeloader 04-13-2006 03:13 AM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
http://www.myspace.com/janekgwizdalaproject

been checking that out for a few weeks now.... that's our man jojo on the drums. very interesting music.

MrChops 04-16-2006 07:59 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
He also play with Leo Tardin

www.myspace.com/leotardin

Crazy 05-21-2006 07:43 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
For all you JoJo fans out there I saw his Nerve live act saturday night, it was such a blast !!! The guys played non stop for one hour without giving the music a break, incorporating all the moods; slow, fast break beat, repetetive loops, more "funk" grooves just awesome.

Unfortunately I didn't take my cam' to take some pics, but JoJo's hand were too fast to capture a pic anyways hahaha

The guy is so humble and plays with so much quality, amazing ! All I can say is "respect" !

Tam 05-22-2006 03:31 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
Well im going to his performance here in perth on the 20th of june, i'll take it from you guys that its going to be a blast seeing how good Jo Jo mayer is!

Raymond Bloom 05-22-2006 03:45 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tam
Well im going to his performance here in perth on the 20th of june, i'll take it from you guys that its going to be a blast seeing how good Jo Jo mayer is!

heh, I wanted to ask how was it, but hey, it's may not june right now :D

Tam 05-22-2006 03:50 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
well you answered your own question lol, but i'll let you guys know how it went.

Crazy 05-22-2006 05:32 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tam
well you answered your own question lol, but i'll let you guys know how it went.

It will be cool if you can get some pictures....I regret not having taken my cam'

da cheese walks 05-23-2006 12:21 AM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
god JoJo is incredible!!


i mean hes such a showman!and his stuff is really really swish!!

i love the one foot double bass thing he does....an the one handed roll....

he also uses a beautiful kit!!Sonor all the way!!

LinearDrummer 05-23-2006 07:26 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
Just got the old 1998 MD fest on video on this guy was amazing.....

Incredible hands with stick control and some really cool stick tricks too...I actually enjoyed this perfomance more than 2005 - wasn't really diggin his music on the new one.....

Video is a must for all JoJo fans....

Melvin 07-25-2006 03:18 AM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
I love Jo Jo Mayer. He's one of my favorite drummers of all time. I love the Drum & Bass thing he's doing. He influenced me to get into this music and I'm currently playing Drum & Bass with some friends. It's very fun to play though a little complex when you are getting deeper into this music.

superbatmat 07-25-2006 07:36 AM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
Jojo is also one of my favourite drummer ! My drum teacher knows him well and said to me that he is a nice guy! But on the other hand that he worked as a madman to arrive at this level of playing!

ewanlaing 07-25-2006 12:09 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
i haven't heard anything quite like the nerve movies on drummerworld. improvised breakbeat, i think. every time i watch a video of him i think "wow, thats cool, why haven't i done that before?"
then i try and the answer is "because it's a helluva lot harder than it looks"
probably my favourite drummer at the moment.

Tam 07-29-2006 03:03 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
Yah i went to his gig here in Perth and its was amazing, he is very energetic and and a master of techno music, he did some pretty cool stuff thats to hard to explain but it was definetly the best performance i have ever been to, and i also won a little laser light Sonor key chain in the raffle, some lucky guy got a new Sonor snare.

theres a review of the show on the link.

http://www.drum.com.au/reviews/june06.pdf

0cean 08-03-2006 12:45 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
He's amazing... He's really amazing with his technical flipping etc.

Really fun to watch.

B.R.O. THER ? 08-04-2006 02:09 AM

Re: Jo Jo Mayer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stu_Strib
Check out the 1995 cd from Screaming Headless Torsos too.

I was gonna say, "Why hasn't anyone mentioned Screaming Headless Torsos yet?!?!" his playing on the 1995 CD is amazing, I couldn't and still can't stop listening to that CD...Get it if you have the chance!

d.c.drummer 08-11-2006 05:00 PM

Re: Jojo Mayer
 
Jo Jo is definatly in my top 5 . He is great. Showmanship, musicality, and technique all in one beat making package. If I could have his stick control for 1 day, i would die a happy man.


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