Boomstick, you put that so well!
Originally Posted by Strangelove
When I was younger, I remember a number of drummers that were probably the most accomplished at their craft, and went way beyond the music style they played to show off their abilities. I'm sure guys like Benny Goodman and Glen Miller did not originally care for their over playing but eventually accepted them as superstars of the drum kit. And they would not have qualified as good session drummers by some people's standards around here. I'm talking, of course, about guys like Rich, Krupa and Belson. But honestly, what is wrong with drummers jumping the tracks and becoming more than the sum of their band members? Who says we cannot have any of these in modern times? Sometimes I think we over analyze things, get too sensitive to other musician's opinions, or get conditioned like pavlovs dog to take the role of a background musician per the instructions of studio engineers and producers. I really don't understand why guys that try to break that mold get criticized for it, especially by fellow drummers.
It's just taste, Doctor. Taste with a touch of musical realpolitik. The thing about guys like Buddy, Gene and Louie (add Tony to the list) is they didn't just break the mold, they broke it amazingly well. These are not people who overplay but virtuosos who had so much to give that they overflowed. It's perfectly possible to love the playing of masters without getting a kick out of sloppy imitations.
Originally Posted by AnimalBeats
And i tell you what polly, that link is more like it, i can listen to that, soonds exelent.
That was my fave number on Sheik Yerbouti
. Killer track, eh?
Here's some smooth Terry playing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uo_dqfvP9k
And here's some even smoother Terry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfdrxtho27o
. Check out his cymbal work, especially when supporting the soloists. That's super tasty playing IMO. As a side note, Eddie Jobson's solo in the second link is my fave synth solo. Pity about the song's title, though lol