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Old 09-18-2007, 08:27 PM
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Default Re: New Video: JoJo Mayer

Originally Posted by Garvin View Post
He's a very good drummer, no doubt about it. My only real criticism is that while he is incredible talented, I have noticed that he tends not to be terribly dynamic in soloing. I'm only referring to his volume, not his chops. He tends to keep things all at one bombastic level. I've not followed his career that closely and I'm only speaking from what I've seen on the internet. By no means am I meaning to imply that he's not an absolute monster on the kit. Just an honest observation.
Jojo is really trying to imitate the sounds and nuance associated with drum machines, perhaps in the process, laying to rest the idea of the drum machine as a replacement for a drummer with real feel. What I love about Jojo is the way his technique is married to his feel and style.
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