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Old 01-10-2012, 10:56 AM
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It's Simon again, but soloing in a setting & style that's fairly new to me, & fairly rare to him. Lovely latin section with the trio at the end. The consummate stadium rock drummer? That, & a fair bit more :)

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Old 01-10-2012, 11:33 AM
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It's Simon again, but soloing in a setting & style that's fairly new to me, & fairly rare to him...]
Andy, you're being good to me lately :):) I loved it, I never saw it before today, and I agree with the rarity of the solo, it's much more groove based, which I prefer a lot. :)

The double bass impro with the dynamics and accents is quite something... phew!

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Old 01-10-2012, 12:00 PM
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Cheers Henri,

to be honest, I've never regarded Simon as a natural soloist. To me, his strength lies in his other huge range of skills. Simon sit's beautifully into the groove tapestry that he weaves, but with a dynamic sensibility that allows him to break free explosively, or stroke you to sleep in the same bar. I've always sensed a slight awkwardness to Simon's solo work. Almost as if he's unhappy because he's not making music with others. That's not a crutch statement, but different players find different vehicles for their expression, & I completely identify with that.
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...to be honest, I've never regarded Simon as a natural soloist.
I totaly agree with you, I even mentioned in another thread, that I wasn't a fan of Simon's solo in general (what!?! blasphemy!!!) and I join you on the view that Simon's greatness lies within the music he's playing throughout his impressive musical career.

Somehow, today's solo, is one of his best I've heard to date, at least for me. ;))
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First time I got to see him, was 1992, at a NAMM show. He was amazing then, and even more amazing now. I was no more than 15' from his kit, during the whole performance that night. One of the most precious musical moments I've ever had.
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One of the most precious musical moments I've ever had...
I agree with "precious musical moments", I've seen Simon live on many occasions, the first time in 1986, and I met "the man himself" just prior his exibhition at London Zildjian day in 1993, and I have been able to chat about drumming with him, a precious musical moments indeed. ;-))
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I like when drummers angle their kit like that. Gives a better perspective of the performance.

I also really like how his toms sound so musical/melodic when he starts throwing those fills into the beat.

Very nice indeed.
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What the heck is going on here! There is nothing about Mapex in this thread. What a shame! :)
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What the heck is going on here! There is nothing about Mapex in this thread. What a shame! :)
That's what the title said Sticks, Not as common as a ..... so no Mapex here, ... so far. :))
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That's what the title said Sticks, Not as common as a ..... so no Mapex here, ... so far. :))
I know. Just giving it back to KIS for his sarcasm. :)
Or is it called "Dry English Whit" :)
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Thanks for sharing that Andy, I'm not sure that I've EVER seen Simon doing that type of genre. It is just a pleasure to listen to and watch him.
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Nice Andy! Did anyone notice the double 18" bass drums?
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Thanks for sharing that Andy, I'm not sure that I've EVER seen Simon doing that type of genre. It is just a pleasure to listen to and watch him.
You might want to check out my "improv" thread lower down in this section. Mindblowing!
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Nice Andy! Did anyone notice the double 18" bass drums?
Sorry Bo, my new computer's just blown up. I'll have to check it out sometime soon :(
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Another drum solo that does not a thing for me. Sorry. I too think Simon is amazing. And he does do impressive stuff, but as a rhythmic journey, it leaves me flat. I can't fault one particular thing, except to say that it doesn't move me. There were good sections I enjoyed, but it felt like different sections instead of a whole to me.
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