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Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2006, 02:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,587
Posted By capnrusty
Re: How Hard Do You Hit Your Drums?

I use jackhammers instead of sticks and I still don't feel like it's loud enough, but maybe I just have bad hearing or something.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2006, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

Maybe everywhere else in America but NYC (and its offshoots)... but I can assure you you'll hear as fast of tempos as anywhere if you go to the right places. The Smoke guys call stuff waaaaay up...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2006, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

He only calls tunes that fast when this one bass player is on the gig. If the time fluctuates at all, it's usually my fault, as this particular bass player as about as perfect time as anyone I've...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2006, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

You just have to do it a lot and learn to relax. I hate playing really fast stuff, but I work with a guy that calls tunes up to about 400 bpm (!!) and then takes long solos. It's brutal, but you get...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2006, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

On an unrelated note...has anyone heard Stan Getz with the Oscar Peterson Trio?

WOW!!
Forum: Drummers 08-17-2006, 03:39 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 35,407
Posted By capnrusty
Re: Tony Williams

Wow, that was really cool. I never really noticed that before. Thank you for pointing that out.
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2006, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

Exactly. I had a false sense of security going into that gig I mentioned. When I heard the dude play with his regular band, it was loud, but it didn't sound abnormally loud. When I actually got...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2006, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

As much as people might say that we play too loudly now, I think the upper limit of dynamics is gone. With mics, horn players no longer need to develop big, Ben-Webster-like sounds. With amps,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2006, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

They're clubs in NY that have their own little scenes, mainly rooted in hard bop, though I find Cleo's to be a lot looser than than Smoke.

I actually like Cleo's. Not crazy about Smoke.
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

...and I don't buy the whole Wynton is racist thing.
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2006, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

Also, I don't understand what you're trying to say about neo hard boppers not liking him because he doesn't create new music. If anything, he's brought a lot more to the table than the whole...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

Can you provide me with recorded examples of WM playing Freddie licks? I'm talking about more recent examples. A lot of us get caught up in the lick thing when we're starting out, and I doubt Wynton...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

You want to hear someone try to do Freddie, check out Jim Rotondi.


*edit: my spelling is getting worse as I get older :(
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2006, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

Again...I do not advocate being a licks type of player, I typically don't like licks type players, but what people get enjoyment out of is their business. I'll state my opinions, but I'm not going...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-10-2006, 08:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,873
Posted By capnrusty
Re: Playing jazz well on the drumset

Just listen to loads of CDs. All the answers can be found in recorded music.
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2006, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

I thought it was plenty funny. :)


Who cares? The guy can do whatever he wants to do. I just saw an old article in Downbeat explaining, in print, the "jazz ride pattern." What a load of crap! I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2006, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

Yikes! I don't think he's trying to be either a., an authority on Elvin or b., a jazz drummer!


You guys sure do get riled up easily! :)
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2006, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

Hey, I don't advocate it but different strokes for different folks, I guess. If they're enjoying themselves learning licks, far be it from me to tell them to stop. I agree with how you chose to learn...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2006, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

I might be wrong, but I think it was just a way for that guy to show the viewer one Elvin-ish "lick." It's just a lick. Of course no one is going to get inside Elvin by seeing some guy on youtube...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

I doubt that video is geared towards those who would do an in-depth study of Elvin's playing. Like Matt said, for those looking for a more cookie-cutter approach, it's probably a decent resource.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

hahaha

wow

that video is friggin hilarious


awesome! :)
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 23,211
Posted By capnrusty
Re: Things you hate to have happen while drumming

I hate it when my car gets broken into during gigs. That's pretty much the worst.
Forum: Drummers 08-07-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,155
Posted By capnrusty
Re: Kendrick Scotto @ Telluride Jazz Fest

hahaha

I think it's kind of funny the way it is. But, yeah, get Patrick's CD. Those guys have a lot of chemistry together.
Forum: Drummers 08-07-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,155
Posted By capnrusty
Re: Kendrick Scotto @ Telluride Jazz Fest

Scott...not "Scotto" :)


buy the new Patrick Cornelius CD. He sounds great on it. I think you can find it on cdbaby.com
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2006, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,050
Posted By capnrusty
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

(Alice didn't "sanction" WM playing, btw. She was involved with the Branford DVD. Apparently, she liked their performance of it enough to hire Branford, Tain, and Revis (and Ravi) to play it with her...
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