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Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,083
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Looking for good punk drummers

I think a couple of people have already mentioned him, but Bomer from RKL (Rich Kids on LSD) is nasty. Also, the various drummers from Big D and the Kids Table (Max McVeety, Jon Reilly, Jason Gilbert...
Forum: Drummers 01-28-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 139,558
Posted By tajtonic
Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

What I love about Gadd is the unbelievable musicality. It seems as though every note he plays is perfect for the tune. He can drive a band unlike anybody I've heard. He's the hippest drummer, in my...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-09-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 25,238
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Specific exercise for jazz ride cymbal speed.

well for really insanely fast bop check out 'b swift' and 'b. quick' by sonny rollins. max roach on drums. i haven't clocked it but i'm sure it's in the vicinity of 430 bpm
Forum: Drummers 12-07-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,273
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Elvin Jones

has anyone noticed the extent to which gadd's jazz playing borrows from elvin's? like on his (gadd's) tracks on the album she was too good to be true by chet baker or the video on here of him...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-23-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,911
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Reggae/ska drumming

carlton barrett, sly dunbar, drummie zeb... listen listen listen. after a little listening and discerning you should be able to discern rocksteady, steppers, rockers, one drop, two drop, dancehall,...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-01-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,389
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Help with jazz soloing and trading fours

i like to think of improvisation as talking. you may have certain 'expressions' or phrases you cop from other drummers the same way we use terms we heard someone else say, but most of all you have to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 31,937
Posted By tajtonic
Re: The grooviest groove?

ndugu chancler or bernard purdie, i think
Forum: Drummers 12-24-2007, 12:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,874
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Jack DeJohnette

i'm currently in love with his comping on chet baker's she was too good to me (not to mention gadd's playing on that album as well... best jazz recording of his in my opinion). jack's another example...
Forum: Drummers 12-23-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,874
Posted By tajtonic
Jack DeJohnette

I'm pretty surprised there wasn't one for him yet. Shall we discuss?
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 115,732
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Most Under-rated Drummers

the dude from ACDC, whoever he was...

the fact that I can't remember his name illustrates my point. He may not have been the most technical drummer, but he could hold down the groove like an...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-14-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 51,451
Posted By tajtonic
Re: Matched Grip vs. Traditional Grip: Pro's and Con's?

i personally switch between them... tony williams used to say that he liked to have the difference between the hands to make each side sound unique.. also there are certain stylistic things in both...
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