Originally Posted by aydee
Ok, since we are airing our dirty linen in public, I played my drums to 'A Taste of Honey' a million times when I was 15 years old. ( Other secret fetishes at the time included The James Last orchestra )
There. I said it.
A Taste of Honey is a good tune to learn timing from. It also has some good simple syncopation in it. I also played that tune on my trumpet back then. It was challenging to me to hit and hold those notes.
Herb's music was well arranged and orchestrated. It was great to learn from because of this. I learned a great deal from the TJB.
The Lonely Bull is another good tune to learn from.
The drumming on Herb's albums is excellent too.
Listen to the live version of A Taste Of Honey. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Ara...eature=related