Re: Tommy Igoe
I think Tommy is an awesome teacher. He is very passionate about it. A lot of guys I know think he's goofy about it (much like me, probably why I like him) and discredit him. This is a real shame, because he has a lot of knowledge and talent to share.
The only thing I didn't like about Groove Essentials is that he breaks down the basic groove, but then when he plays it, he ad libs a lot, which loses my students real fast. I wish he would have done THREE takes instead of two. Slow, upbeat, then a third one where breaks down the variations he plays with the (cough cough) "band".
Also, I would have liked to have seen a list of the tunes he played too in the credits.
His DWs and Zildjians sound amazing, and his playing is smooth, fluid and real musical.