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Old 01-03-2010, 03:56 AM
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Default Jeff Ballard

I am surprised that a thread has not been started about him. It's a pitty, i saw his name along with brad meldhau's on the Cork jazz fest ( my home jazz fest) in september. But i didn't know how great the guy was, so i spent my €45 on chocolate or something instead. I have been not just listening but watching him a lot recently, has anyone else noticed how strange his ride cymbal technique is?

he seems to use all fingers and forearm, with no wrist....i will try it soon, but it looks very stiff?
Anyway, anyone any opinions on him?
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