Originally Posted by Jeff Almeyda
I've studied with Joe and it's just incredible seeing him do this stuff up close. I remember my first lesson with him, during a single stroke roll exercise his glasses slipped and he just continued on WITH HIS LEFT HAND ONLY while he adjusted his glasses. It was the sickest thing I'd ever seen. The sound of the roll never changed.
Later on, I found out that he does that to new students as a way of showing them where it's at. He also does it in one of the old videos here on Drummerworld.
Aww, that's slightly
spoiled it for me. I always liked to think it was a one-off moment of genius, rather than a deliberate trick to impress.