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Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,349
Posted By Steamer
Re: Top 3 Greatest Living Jazz Drummers

Jack Dejohnette

Roy Haynes

Lenny White

Yes Lenny White folks..... SERIOUS jazz playing and listening going on here. Check out his playing everybody on the recent double Grammy award winning...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 23,836
Posted By Steamer
Re: David Letterman Drum Solo Week II

I loved the Dennis Chambers hit last night....everything was there. A good "listen" provides a wealth of gems. Loved the metric modulation of the shuffle feel at one point and his crazy deep groove....
Forum: Drums 08-04-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,008
Posted By Steamer
Re: Guru Drumworks prototype kit, THE VIDEO!

I went straight to wave file with top of the line headphones Andy to check out the sounds....

Here's my comments:

The toms and open snare sound beautiful in the quality cans...lots of lovely...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,077
Posted By Steamer
Re: Tony Williams clinic

I agree Abe and it would put to bed the problem of it appearing and disappearing on the net for good.

Not sure how Bernhard deals with this type of archive material out there but certainly worth...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,077
Posted By Steamer
Re: Tony Williams clinic

Doing great and thanks Spleen...and me too {hoping it would reappear one day}.

Thanks to Ken for finding it again.........

I wonder if Bernhard could explore requesting a copyright agreement...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2011, 02:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,077
Posted By Steamer
Re: Tony Williams clinic

Good find Ken :}

We'll see how long it stays up this time before the YouTube "Police" have it taken down once again.

It was up for the longest time till a few years back when certain...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,840
Posted By Steamer
Re: NAMM 2011 Brundlefly Photo Blog

The Istanbul Agop booth was {is} directly across from the DW booth......no worries on it and thanks for your efforts documenting everything this year!
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,840
Posted By Steamer
Re: NAMM 2011 Brundlefly Photo Blog

How about:

Istanbul Agop?...want to hear {or see} more about the new 24" OM ride at the show or possible 24" Epoch ride {?}.

Istanbul Mehmet?.....REALLY interesting new cymbal sounds coming...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,695
Posted By Steamer
Re: Best DW "My Playing" post of 2010.

Thanks for the enjoyment and mention guys...much appreciated. Been out of town and Happy Holidays to everyone at DW forum!

By the way Jared Burrows found in his archives over the holidays...
Forum: Drums 12-06-2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,015
Posted By Steamer
Re: Jazz Bass Drum

As someone who does a fair amount of recording both in the studio and of live shows I use a hardwood beater or a very hard felt beater with either of my kits with 16x18" bass drums for my acoustic...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,776
Posted By Steamer
Re: JStanley Crouch Debate about Miles Davis

It was during Expo 86 which was part of our very first series of Vancouver International Jazz Festival concert presentations Matt. I know the full story and what Miles really whispered into his ear...
Forum: Drums 11-28-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,466
Posted By Steamer
Re: About Peace drums...

Yes it's one of their snares from their regular line of copper and phosphor bronze model snare drums. To be specific the one I own I showed was the SD-138BD 1.2mm thickness phosphor bronze shell with...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,776
Posted By Steamer
Re: JStanley Crouch Debate about Miles Davis

Thanks for the evenings comic relief Ken by the way :}

Check out Airto's musical contributions in the Isle of Wight footage Ken....wonderful sound and film image quality!
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2010, 02:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,776
Posted By Steamer
Re: JStanley Crouch Debate about Miles Davis

You're welcome Todd...maybe Stanley can tell us everything that's "wrong" with it :}
What a bag of hot air......

Yes what a hoot seeing Jack playing what I suspect to be that backline kit...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,776
Posted By Steamer
Re: JStanley Crouch Debate about Miles Davis

Let the music of Miles speak for itself.....

At least one of the people on this stage in these 2 clips has something of clear true value to share in that regard.


I love it.... "you know...
Forum: Drums 11-27-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,466
Posted By Steamer
Re: About Peace drums...

Personally I haven't seen one or laid a stick on one of the cast model snare drums yet to give a opinion on them. The local Peace distributor hasn't had any in to this point in time to test out.

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Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,138
Posted By Steamer
Re: Yo to the Pro's

Thanks for the mention synergy......

This old veteran pro in the jazz trenches just trys to offer a different perspective on things around here coming from a very different angle and background...
Forum: Drums 11-11-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By Steamer
Re: Video Demo of Spaun Jazz Kit

Just like i've said about cymbals in the past Andy you have to proceed with sounds you know will work in CONTEXT with other instruments and the music at hand. No bad instruments {cymbals/drums} just...
Forum: Drums 11-11-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By Steamer
Re: Video Demo of Spaun Jazz Kit

I agree. The shells/bearing edges themselves may very well be fine {?} but the tuning based on the recording made this acoustic jazz players ears very unhappy. The tuning and tones coming from the...
Forum: Drums 11-07-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,466
Posted By Steamer
Re: About Peace drums...

Contact Noel or Chris at Heartbeat Distributors here in Canada for the definitive answer to that question is my advice.

Here's a link:

http://www.heartbeatpercussion.com/contactus.html
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By Steamer
Re: Recording session

Most pop and rock recordings using real players has the musicians in seperate booths so "stuff" can be tweaked if need be down the road. Even some acoustic jazz settings i've done in the past have...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-05-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,299
Posted By Steamer
Re: Rock and roll Led Zeppelin (help needed)

Bingo...yes it's just for teaching this kind of stuff from the get go with approaching it with a good fundamental understanding of notation and beat placement in mind for learning students. If you're...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-05-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,299
Posted By Steamer
Re: Rock and roll Led Zeppelin (help needed)

Yes but i'll chime in as a pro educator and clinician that noboby I know would tell a student it was a bar of 3/8 to get them started just so you know. They would teach them what off beats are all...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-05-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,299
Posted By Steamer
Re: Rock and roll Led Zeppelin (help needed)

I hear what you're saying but I would reference it and teach it as a 3 beat pick into the entire part in 4/4. Certainly would help someone learning it that way or getting there ears using to hearing...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-05-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,299
Posted By Steamer
Re: Rock and roll Led Zeppelin (help needed)

Don't know who you are taking a shot at but I was just adding my 2 cents on hearing it start on the + of the beat of 3 leading into a bar of 4. There's lots of examples out there of recorded tunes...
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