Originally Posted by Steamer
As my late mentor Claude Ranger said to me sitting, listening and watching carefully how the greats play in the music is the BEST lesson you can get Bryan. Elvin was no exception clearly to this wise sage advice as was given to me by an equally great jazz drummer in his own right.
The conversation consisted of what I said earlier such as Elvin going on in some detail about his experiences playing in a now long gone but famous local jazz club called the Cave in the town Vancouver I call home in the early 60's. I was only a small boy at this time he was talking about.
ya, i suppose your right, even if he was to verbalise what he was doing it probably would'nt do him much justice. I can see it being too hard to explain. It must have been such a boost in your drumming to be talking to him so young.