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Old 11-16-2009, 05:59 PM
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I went to see Jean-Luc Ponty in Austin, TX last friday night. I never heard of Damien Schmitt before but was very impressed with his playing, great soloist and a very expressive drummer. Baron Browne was playing bass and they were both rockin'.

If you get a chance to check out Damien, do it!
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:12 PM
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I started a thread on Damien Schmitt a while back. I think it got one response.

He is largely unknown outside France, but he is simply frightening!
If you put Jojo Mayer, Dennis Chambers and Dave Weckl in a blender and then add some steroid juice and Tabasco sauce, you'd get Damien. Check him out with a Swedish bass player called Hadrien Ferraud.
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:08 PM
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Yes he is definately worth checking out. He was playing Meinl cymbals and i was so impressed that i am seriously looking at Meinl, particularlly the "Byzance" line.
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:49 PM
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Again, he's one of my favourite newly discovered drummers. He's got insane chops, nice groove and musicality, with a touch of showmanship, happiness and pinch AD/HD. An inspiration!
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:21 PM
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chk out the drum&bass thingy he does at 1:45
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-6Tg4HzU70

Damien and Hadrien Ferraud on Red Bull:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dizeD...eature=related

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Old 11-18-2009, 08:35 PM
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chk out the drum&bass thingy he does at 1:45
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-6Tg4HzU70

Damien and Hadrien Ferraud on Red Bull:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dizeD...eature=related
Thanks for the links. I didn't see him on Meinl's website. Any idea what his cymbal lineup is?
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:40 PM
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Hadrien is swedish? I thought he was french too.. Anyway, more links from the tube of Damiens great playing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8au2qIcjJVw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-6Tg4HzU70

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__Bk8CmW0IM
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I came upon him a couple years ago. He's one of the frightening players. Enormous talent. It's like watching lightening come out of a bottle or something.

He should be far more well-known than he is.
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