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Old 11-07-2011, 08:56 PM
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One of my favorites. http://youtu.be/PsPzbvJKd5E

Tony's approach changed so quickly, but his work in 1963 and 1964 stands as the very pinnacle for me. Which is insane, considering he was like 17 or 18 during those recordings. He would become much more aggressive with the four-on-the-floor hi-hats and hitting a lot harder even just a couple years later. But around the time of this recording, he still had one foot very much in the earlier tradition and this made for a really exciting dynamic for me. If I could have the ability to play like one drummer, it would have been circa-1964 Tony.
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