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Old 07-31-2013, 11:32 PM
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Hello all!
There are(were?) two phenomenal drummers that, for the life of me can't remember their names. Back in 89' A very young drummer was performing a duel with Louie Bellson with the North Western Jazz Ensemble : Vern Spiegle or something similar? Also, back in the early nighties, a very popular big band jazz drummer, who always seemed to be playing with various artists on PBS. He was easy to remember mainly for two reasons: the first His playing-frightening and second- His girth. I mean this cat was huge yet so nimble. Any info as to their fate or current status is much appreciated! Thanks, Jeff
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:04 AM
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Got one!!!!
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http://spevakpercussionconcepts.com/...um-battle-mpg/

Truly unreal performance. Watch if you can......
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:59 AM
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Have you checked the bar?
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:01 PM
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Got one!!!!
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http://spevakpercussionconcepts.com/...um-battle-mpg/

Truly unreal performance. Watch if you can......
Cor blimey. Pretty inspiring.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:23 PM
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Have you checked the bar?
Spevak is not listed (God only knows why)
I'll have to keep checking for the other person.
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:59 PM
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Got one!!!!
NIU not Northwestern\\\
http://spevakpercussionconcepts.com/...um-battle-mpg/

Truly unreal performance. Watch if you can......
Wow, that guy stood toe to toe with a legend and gave no ground. Incredible performance and his drum school looks really cool too.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:44 PM
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Got to say, that was beyond mighty impressive. Can you imagine the occasion intimidation, & how that would affect any player? Pulling that off faultlessly shows just how much depth there is lying in reserve.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:23 PM
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When the roll down the rims was finished, all of my breath was taken out. It seems everyone in that room received a potent left hook.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:09 PM
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Is that why roto-toms are called roto-toms?
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:47 PM
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That was seriously impressive!
Astonishing level of mastery of the instrument but also - what is at least as important - great taste in how to use them and how to respond to/interact with other musicians (of a similar caliber like Louie Bellson). What a gem.

That was the first time I saw roto-toms being utilized this way and I must say, that's damn cool. They do have their place.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:47 AM
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Omg is that Cameron from Ferris Bueller's Day Off? jk lol


That guy is insanely good! Thanks for this! Absolutely amazing!
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:30 PM
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I believe the other drummer you may be looking for is Duffy Jackson. His main claim to fame was a stint with the Count Basie Orchestra.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:42 PM
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I believe the other drummer you may be looking for is Duffy Jackson. His main claim to fame was a stint with the Count Basie Orchestra.
And what a true gentleman he is.... One night when they were in my town, my dad made his way to the bandstand before the band started and met him and then introduced me to Duffy. Duffy allowed me to sit on the stage right behind him the whole night. It was a moment I'll never forget.

His dad, by the way, is the famous bassist Chubby Jackson and is in the famous picture "Great Day in Harlem".
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:59 PM
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Amazing........a once in a lifetime experience........how many of us would kill to have a chance to "Battle" Mr Bellson like that...............I know I couldn't match that kid, but what a memory!
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:41 AM
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And what a true gentleman he is.... One night when they were in my town, my dad made his way to the bandstand before the band started and met him and then introduced me to Duffy. Duffy allowed me to sit on the stage right behind him the whole night. It was a moment I'll never forget.

His dad, by the way, is the famous bassist Chubby Jackson and is in the famous picture "Great Day in Harlem".
He is also an oustanding mallet player, bassist, & singer. I tried to upload these links earlier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH1tveSmeSA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvkluRXvCj8
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:56 PM
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He is also an oustanding mallet player, bassist, & singer. I tried to upload these links earlier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH1tveSmeSA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvkluRXvCj8
I can't thank you enough for sharing these. What an amazing set of clips.

A couple of our local favorites on the first clip - Gene Bertoncini & Phil Flanigan.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:12 PM
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THANK YOU ALL!
Yes, I think the mystery has been solved for me. currently on break inside my hotel room and will reply in greater detail once this airshow calms down a bit! Currently being buzzed by F-100 super sabre, three P-51 mustangs and a few Skyraiders. Oh and one Bell Huey!
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