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Forum: Drummers 02-28-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Re: Tord Gustavsen

I'm somewhat familiar with Tord Gustavsen's music, and had the opportunity to see his Quartet play the other night in San Francisco. What an experience it was...

The whole band was good, but...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,968
Re: Ever been compared to a celebrity / legendary drummer?

One time after a gig, I was surprised when someone compared my drumming to Mitch Mitchell's. MM is a fantastic drummer -- far superior to me -- but I never really considered him to be much of an...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 28,064
Re: What professional drummer's setup do you admire most?

Alex Cline (http://extranet.cryptogramophone.com/images/Alex_Cline_Full_Gear.jpg), Pierre Favre -- I'm not sure I'd want to gig with either kit, but I could spend days exploring all the metal...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-02-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,177
Re: Drum book for odd time signatures

I really like Ralph Humphrey's Even in the Odds.
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,479
Re: What kind of drum stuff did you get for Christmas?

Jojo Mayer's Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer DVD
a pair of Vic Firth SD9s
G.L. Stone's Stick Control (to replace my shredded copy of Peters' Developing Dexterity)
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Re: new years drumming resolutions?

1. become even better friends with my metronome
2. work on my left hand technique, try to bring it up alongside my right hand
3. buy a house (we've been looking, but no luck yet) -- one of the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,434
Re: Best purchases you've made for drums.

My first drumset, bought through a newspaper ad in the early 90s. Late-60s vintage Ludwig 5-piece in blue sparkle (12-13-14 toms, 24 kick, 5.5x14 snare), 1960s 16" & 18" Zildjian crashes, plus stands...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Re: Rob Bourdon electric cymbal

How did the electric cymbal look? Like a regular cymbal with wires coming off it?

Your question reminds me of Amon Düül II's 1969 album Phallus Dei (great album, BTW), on which drummer Dieter...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 31,901
Re: Drummers who have influenced you

Michael Giles
Bill Bruford
Nick Mason
Pierre Moerlen
Daniel Denis (Univers Zero, Art Zoyd, Present)
Fredy Studer
Jack DeJohnette
Bob Moses
Billy Martin
John Herndon & John McEntire (Tortoise)
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Re: Prescreening Audition

When I read the OP, I couldn't help but think of the "two jazz drummers" robot video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKRzq-t8lIY)...

Aeolian and BigD ask good questions with excellent implicit...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-11-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 50,733
Re: Modern Drummer's list of 25 Greatest Drum Books

I really like Drum Wisdom, I've had it for probably 15 years or so and periodically revisit it. It sticks out like a sore thumb on this list, since it's not really an exercise book. It seems to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 815
Re: Gregg Bendian

That clinic sounds cool! Gregg Bendian is pretty sick, I've never seen him perform but I've heard a bit of his recorded work -- vibraphone playing with Interzone (w/Alex Cline, another relatively...
Forum: Drummers 10-24-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,794
Re: Barriemore Barlow

Count me as another fan of Mr. Barlow, he's definitely underrated in the pantheon of 1970s rock drummers. I always found his double bass work to be particularly inspiring -- Hunting Girl, Minstrel...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,523
Re: Live Electronics

I love live electronics, and have used them pretty regularly in my musical projects over the past 10 years or so. My modus operandi (inspired in parts by dub and avant-garde/experimental...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,174
Re: Why did you start drumming?

Cool topic, it's neat to read through the posts and see the different ways people find their way to the instrument.

I played piano and oboe as a kid. Since it's hazardous to march with an oboe...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,616
Re: Duct Tape and Drum In A Box

I started drumming at my church last year and have experienced many of the "church drummer's woes" mentioned in this thread, but thankfully the glass cage isn't one of them. The screen is bad...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,640
Re: Amazing Duos

A few jazz/improv duos off the top of my head:

William Parker and Hamid Drake - First Communion/Piercing the Veil
John Coltrane and Rashied Ali - Interstellar Space
Derek Bailey and Jamie Muir -...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,638
Re: Drumming while Travelling

I'm also going to be traveling soon and was hoping to take some sticks and practice pad with me, but I'm just bringing carry-ons. Have any of you traveling drummers had problems with TSA wanting to...
Forum: Drummers 01-13-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,432
Re: Pierre Moerlen

Pierre is one of my favorite drummers, I especially love his playing on Gong's Angel's Egg and You albums and Steve Hillage's Fish Rising. I was shocked to learn that he didn't use double bass on...
Forum: Drummers 12-21-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,257
Re: Jack DeJohnette

Jack D. is one of my all-time favorite drummers, not just in jazz but any style. My favorite recordings of him are with the Gateway Trio (esp. the first two), Terje Rypdal & Miroslav Vitous, and...
Forum: Drums 12-21-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,932
Re: Smallest Kits in Metal

More post-metal than metal (but heavy regardless of genre label), Dave Turncrantz of Russian Circles plays a 4-piece kit with hi-hats and 3 cymbals.
Forum: Drummers 12-21-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,313
Re: John Densmore

I always loved John Densmore's playing in the Doors, it was a huge influence on me as a young drummer... Riders on the Storm, The End, and When the Music's Over are probably my favorite Doors tracks.
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 104,659
Re: Most Under-rated Drummers

I second the nomination, Jim White is definitely underrated. I'll also suggest Emil Amos (of Grails, Om, Holy Sons, etc.). A very well-rounded musician in addition to being an awesome drummer.
Forum: Drummers 11-30-2009, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,951
Re: Clive Bunker of Jethro Tull

Clive Bunker was pretty dope with Tull, I also enjoyed his playing with Steve Hillage in the late '70s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24NQR8gRqXY
Forum: Drummers 11-27-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,787
Re: Nick Mason

I love Nick Mason's playing, especially during Floyd's space rock period ca. '68-71, pre-Dark Side of the Moon. Tunes like Careful with that Axe Eugene, Saucerful of Secrets, Atom Heart Mother, and...
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