Originally Posted by Numberless
Todd and hare, thanks for the awesome advice. That's exactly the type of feedback I love, I'll definitely keep working on it, I've been having a blast so far.
Can you guys recommend some records with good brush playing? It's something that's lacking in my collection at the moment.
I'm not Todd or Andrew, but here are some that I particularly like:
Tommy Flanagan - Overseas (Elvin Jones)
John Coltrane - Ballads (Elvin Jones)
Jo Jones - Essential Jo Jones (Jo Jones)
Jo Jones - the Everest Years (Jo Jones)
Bill Evans - Empathy/Simple Matter of Conviction (Shelly Manne)
Bill Evans - Complete Village Vanguard Recordings 1961 (Paul Motian)
Bud Powell - Time Waits (Philly Joe Jones)
Bill Charlap - Written in the Stars (Kenny Washington)
All of those guys were/are stellar brush players, and anything you can find with them playing brushes will be good (the records about have a high percentage of brush playing on them). But all of the classic jazz drummers got great brush sounds.