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Old 05-07-2012, 04:10 PM
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Nm, I think i figured it out. i was trying to tune the pitch of the individual head to the fundamental note of the drum in the recordings, and it ended up sounding way higher than it should've. I just listened to the overtones of the batter head in a recording and used that as a reference. Then i tuned the batter and resonance head to that pitch and the fundamental pitch matched up. For the floor tom, I tuned the heads a fourth below the high tom heads, again disregarding the fundamental note and focusing on the note of each head.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:22 AM
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Hey guys, have you realized that Bill Stewart is playing some of the cymbals for
mycymbal.com? It's awesome to just see and hear him play for a few seconds!

http://mycymbal.com/index.php?main_p...&cPath=103_168

Funny that he doesn't want to talk at all though.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:35 AM
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Hey guys, have you realized that Bill Stewart is playing some of the cymbals for
mycymbal.com? It's awesome to just see and hear him play for a few seconds!

http://mycymbal.com/index.php?main_p...&cPath=103_168

Funny that he doesn't want to talk at all though.
Amazing...thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:01 PM
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I see this thread doesn't get much attention but for those who are interested or enjoy straight-ahead jazz drumming, you should check out Bill Stewart. A gifted musician who is refreshing as well as inspiring to listen to.

His solo albums - Incandescence, Telepathy, Snide Remarks, Think Before You Think - and various albums as a sideman - with Scofield, Metheny among others are monstrous.

His sense of time, flow, touch and musical ideas are ridiculous.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:17 AM
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Check out his playing on bassist Scott Colley's records.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:21 PM
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Check out his playing on bassist Scott Colley's records.
Thank you for the suggestion. I will do so. Do you have any recommendations or favorites of Bill Stewart with Scott Colley?
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:13 PM
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Thank you for the suggestion. I will do so. Do you have any recommendations or favorites of Bill Stewart with Scott Colley?
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:25 PM
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:03 PM
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Just came across this quote, interesting considering the source. "I listen to Bill Stewart play the drums and when I have finished doing that, I listen to Bill Stewart." - Bill Bruford

This is what first introduced me to him, not jazz necessarily, definitely funky, from the Tonight Show in '91with Maceo Parker. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBNauzGV-2Q

He was on these releases of Maceo's - Life on Planet Groove, Mo' Roots, Roots Revisited, & Southern Exposure.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:12 AM
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Yeah, he's someone I can connect with so easily as a player. I enjoy every note he plays. I saw him live at the MD Fest back in 1997 and was blown away.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:42 AM
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Going to see him live for the first time tomorrow night.

http://www.larrygoldings.com/schedule.php

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Old 09-26-2013, 12:39 PM
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Going to see him live for the first time tomorrow night.
Awesome! I'm sure it's going to be killer. Enjoy.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:17 AM
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:45 AM
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I used to listen to a lot of bill Stewart. I guess I was more into being a "traditional" jazz drummer at that time. Maybe I abandoned it for more pyrotechnic stuff. But for me, I think, the technique is the same but the medium is different. Drums, tuning, sticks, cymbals, etc.

A few favorites: think before you think( love this one wish I still had it)
Mo' roots.

That said I do prefer his playing much more before the metheny trio record. I think he lost a little looseness, that was there before, after that record.
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:03 PM
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Great shots. Was the music smoking?
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:09 PM
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Here's the same trio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrRGKDvBU_0
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:33 AM
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Just came across this quote, interesting considering the source. "I listen to Bill Stewart play the drums and when I have finished doing that, I listen to Bill Stewart." - Bill Bruford

This is what first introduced me to him, not jazz necessarily, definitely funky, from the Tonight Show in '91with Maceo Parker. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBNauzGV-2Q

He was on these releases of Maceo's - Life on Planet Groove, Mo' Roots, Roots Revisited, & Southern Exposure.
Ha! Wow! A young Bill! I've seen Bill live a lot mostly when he played Weds at Smalls in NYC when it was 10 bucks to get in with Larry and Peter or sometimes Sam Yahel but cool to finally see him with Maceo, I know he played with him but I never heard or saw it. Thanks for the link! :)
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:09 PM
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If you like the groove pocket style of Bill Stewart, there's a Larry Goldings album called "Whatever It Takes" that is like that. In fact, it has Maceo on it.
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