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Old 04-30-2011, 06:35 PM
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Default Re: Dream Theater's new drummer is MIKE MANGINI

Originally Posted by Swiss Matthias View Post
Oh yes, that's for sure!!

I can relate to that. It struck me as very odd when Jordan said it was interesting that they
chose seven of the best drummers they know (they know), and even of the seven
not all of them could tackle what they were presenting them. As if they were über-musicians
from another planet, ignoring i.e. the whole fascinating jazz realm with brillant drummers
(and musicians in general) - another idiom, but stellar playing too. So I was disappointed
with Jordan saying that.
I agree the quote is a bit, well, not quite right. But it was obviously said (and perhaps edited) to create the "drama" for the presentation.

Jordan has done several projects with Rod Morgenstein, and a host of others. DT has toured with many other guys who could have done the gig. Also, who knows who else might have been asked, but just couldn't make it.

For example, I heard a rumor Bobby Jarzombek was asked, but he just couldn't due to his touring commitments.
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